SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2019 3:54:46 AMRADT 102L Course Outline as of Fall 2016

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 102LTitle:  MAMMOGRAPHY FOR RADT LAB  
Full Title:  Mammography for Radiologic Technology Lab
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.75Lecture Scheduled016 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.75Lab Scheduled016 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.50 Contact DHR40.00
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 40.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is intended for 2nd year radiologic technology students desiring California certification in mammography including anatomy, physiology, pathology, MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act), quality assurance, digital mammography and positioning of the human breast.  Students will arrange for their own clinical site participation from any affiliated clinical site identified for SRJC Radiologic Technology by the CA Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch. This course meets the State of California statute section 17 CCR § 30455.1  requirement for the Mammographic Radiologic Technology Certificate.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 102


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Current Enrollment in the Radiologic Technology Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is intended for 2nd year radiologic technology students desiring California certification in mammography including anatomy, physiology, pathology, MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act), quality assurance, digital mammography and positioning of the human breast.  Students will arrange for their own clinical site participation from any affiliated clinical site identified for SRJC Radiologic Technology by the CA Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch. This course meets the State of California statute section 17 CCR § 30455.1 requirement for the Mammographic Radiologic Technology Certificate.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 102
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Current Enrollment in the Radiologic Technology Program
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Apply radiographic principles in mammographic imaging.
2. Utilize  technical factors and positioning techniques that produce quality mammographic images while keeping patient radiation exposure to a minimum.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the basic function and components of mammography equipment.
2. List the factors that affect image quality.
3. Explain how to alleviate problems that affect production of a quality mammogram.
4. List common breast anomalies.
5. Identify common forms of breast augmentation.
6. Identify examples of breast disease.
7. List the mandated mammography QC tests performed by radiologic technologists and their frequency.
8. Differentiate between screening and diagnostic mammography projections and positioning.
9. Practice the care needs of the special patient population.
10. Observe or demonstrate patient positioning.

Topics and Scope
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In a clinical setting the student will observe and / or perform mammographic imaging related to the following topics:
 
I. Anatomy and Physiology:
    A. External Anatomy:
         1. Breast Margins
          2. Nipple
         3. Areola
         4. Montgomery's glands
         5. Skin
              a.  Sebaceous glands
               b. Pores
              c. Axillary tail
              d. Inframammary fold
              e. Margins of  pectoralis major and base
    B. Internal Anatomy:
         1. Glandular tissue
         2. Parenchyma
         3. Connective tissue
         4. Pectoralis muscle
         5. Fibrous or connective
         6.  Adipose or fatty      
    C. Male Breast Composition:
         1. Fat
          2. Fibroglandular tissue      
    D. Breast vasculature
    E. Retromammary Space
    F. Lymph Nodes
    G. Patient Positioning:
         1. Cranio-caudal
         2. Medio-lateral oblique
         3. 90 degree lateral, medio-lateral and latero-medial
         4. Latero-medial oblique
         5. Caudal-cranial
         6.  Exaggerated cranial-caudal
         7. Spot compression
         8. Cleavage
         9. Tangential
         10. Axillary tail
         11. Rolled lateral and medial
         12. Implant displaced
         13. Axillary view (Cleopatra)
         14. Magnification and or spot views
    H. Patients with:
         1. Augmented breasts
         2. Breast lesion localization
         3. Specimen radiograph
         4. Post operative breasts
         5. Irradiated breasts
         6.  Reconstructed breasts
         7. With breast implants: Eklund projection       
          8. Post-mastectomy  
          9. Skin lesion markers
II. Pathology:
    A. Breast disease:
         1. Signs and symptoms
         2. Risk factors for breast cancer
         3. Early detection, breast self examination
         4. Epidemiology
    B. Mammographic pathophysiology.
         1. Benign lesions
         2. Malignant lesions
         3. Skin
               a. Dimpling
              b. Erythema
              c. Edema
              d. Peau d'orange
              e.  Discharge
         4. Nipple retraction
         5. Eczema
         6.  Erythema
         7. Lump
         8. Mass: shape and margins
         9.  Density
         10.  Calcifications
         11. Spiculated lesions
         12.  Cysts
         13. Galactocele
         14. Fibroadenoma
         15. Lipoma
         16. Hamartoma
          17. Pappiloma
         18.  Ductal ectasia
         19. Fat necrosis
         20.  Microcalcifications
III. Professional ethics and patient care:
    A.   Patient follow up
    B.   Outreach programs
    C.   Cultural diversity
    D.   Care of special patient populations: patient concerns, early detection, patient education
    E.   Localization conventions: quadrant system
    F.   Patient preparation
    G.   Visual inspection: areas of interest:
          1. Perimeter
          2. Nipples
         3. Lymph nodes
    H.   Involution
IV.Technical aspects of mammography:
    A.   Breast composition
    B.   Fundamental of image quality
    C.   Methods of improving image quality
         1. Image receptor, film/screen combination
         2. Cathode: purpose, effect on focal spot, orientation
         3. Focal spot size:
              a. Anode/target
              b. Purpose
              c. Material
              d. Anode angle
              e. Line focus principle
               f. Heel effect
         4. Window material
         5. Filtration
         6. Source-to-image distance

Assignments:
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1. Summary paper of Mammography and student's own learning goals.
2. Complete required clinical hours.
3. Final clinical evaluation

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Summary paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Final clinical evaluation.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Completion of required hours.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Mammographic Imaging A Practical Guide, Andolina & Lille, 3rd Edition, 2011 Most Recent

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