Class Descriptions

MAM-101: Mammography Procedures and Image Analysis

This course provides the fundamentals of mammography positioning, patient care, and image analysis. Topics include breast anatomy/physiology, pathology and treatment of breast disease, patient preparation/education, mammographic procedures, and interventional procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

MAM-102: Mammography Instrumentation and Quality Assurance

This course is a comprehensive study of physics, instrumentation, quality assurance, and quality control for digital mammography imaging systems. Topics include system components, imaging principles, and guidelines for selecting exposure factors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of mammographic equipment, quality assurance, and quality control.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

MAM-103: Digital Mammography

This course is a comprehensive study of digital mammography. Topics include producing digital mammograms, understanding image processing, display, archive, and communication techniques, and determining proper image quality, radiation dose, and quality control procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the concepts of digital imaging, the process to produce digital mammograms, and the establishment of QC procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

MAM-104: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

This course is a comprehensive study of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Topics include the technology of DBT, application of DBT in the clinic setting, digital detector technology, the role of DBT in detecting breast cancer, and performing quality control procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the concepts of digital breast tomosynthesis, understand the application and role of DBT in the clinic setting, and perform quality control procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

MAM-105: Mammography Clinical Education

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the mammography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, mammographic procedures, interventional/special examinations, image analysis, and quality control testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MAM-101 MAM-102(S24285) MAM-103 MAM-104; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:15

MAM-109: Mammography Capstone

This course provides an overview of mammographic topics as practiced in the didactic and clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and integration of didactic and clinical components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the comprehensive knowledge required of an entry-level mammographer.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MAM-101 MAM-102(S24285) MAM-103 MAM-104; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0