Learn about sonography or prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam in mammography with these courses.
Intro to Medical Sonography
For students interested in the Sonography program, completing this course is part of Wake Tech's competitive entry process for the program.
Topics covered in the course include applications, terminology, history, patient care, ethics and basic skills. Upon completion, students should also be able to define sonographic applications, basic patient care skills and preliminary scanning techniques.
The course does not qualify a student to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (RT(S)) certification exams, and students are not qualified to work as diagnostic medical sonographers.
A high school or equivalency diploma is required to register for this class.
This course is for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-registered radiologic technologists and radiography students. The theory component of the course is online and covers the principles of breast anatomy, positioning, projections, processing, quality control and evaluation of digital images. The clinical rotations, at local imaging facilities, will be determined before the program starts.
Graduates will meet the initial requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act and, upon completion of the required clinical rotation, may be eligible to take the ARRT post-primary certification exam in mammography. Once registered, students will be able to perform mammograms in hospitals and imaging facilities.
Industry-recognized credential: Post-primary certification in mammography, from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Complete course in: Six months or less
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