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Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound
30 CME/CE CREDITS
Course Code - 031

This comprehensive course is designed for sonographers and mammographers:

- preparing for the Registry examinations

- for sonographers and mammographers who wish to learn more about breast sonography while obtaining CME credits.

THERE IS AN ATLAS FILLED WITH HIGH QUALITY BREAST IMAGES DEPICTING NORMAL ANATOMY, NUMEROUS BREAST PATHOLOGIES AND ARTIFACTS.

The course is totally self contained.

At the end of each module, the student completes an open book assignment. Each assignment is returned with an explanatory answer key indicating the correct response. After finishing the course, each student has an opportunity to write an OPTIONAL closed book final examination written in the presence of an invigilator (exam supervisor). The exam simulates the Registry Breast Ultrasound exam.


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Module 1 - Breast Instrumentation and Scanning Technique

  • System setup
  • Transducers
  • Grayscale
  • Doppler
  • Patient positioning
  • Scan Planes
  • Scanning Technique
  • Image Annotation
  • Image Artifacts
  • Mammographic Correlation

Module 2 - Breast Anatomy

  • Gross Anatomy of the Breast
  • Embryology
  • Vascular Anatomy
  • Lymphatic System of the Breast
  • Fibrous Planes
  • TDLU and the Lactiferous Ducts
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Pregnancy Induced Changes to the Breast
  • Involutional Changes to the Breast

Module 3 - Breast Pathology

  • Benign versus Malignant Features
  • Compressibility
  • Vascularity
  • Effects of Masses on the Ducts
  • Lymphatic Involvement
  • Specific Benign Lesions
  • Specific Malignant Lesions
  • Congenital Breast Abnormalities
  • Gynecomastia

Module 4 - Invasive and Other Procedures

  • Localizations
  • Core Biopsy
  • FNA
  • Mammotomy
  • ABBI
  • Imaging Breast Implants
  • MRI Appearances
  • Ductography
  • Sentinel Node Procedure

Optional Module - Ultrasound Physics For Mammographers

  • Generation Of Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Wave Characteristics
  • Image Resolution
  • Ultrasound System Components
  • Transducers
  • Ultrasound Beam Profiles
  • How Sound Interacts with Matter
  • Image Display and Storage
  • Pre and Post Processing
  • Recording Media
  • Equipment Quality Control
  • Use of Tissue Equivalent Phantoms
  • Safety and Bioeffects
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Equipment

Instructor(s):

$475.00

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