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Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists


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Course: ASRT Authored Courses, Mammography

Module: Breast Imaging Essentials | Module 7: Patient Care

Module Description: This module describes the modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors for breast cancer, and the difference between screening and diagnostic mammography. You will also learn how to obtain a thorough patient medical history and teach patients to perform breast self-examination. Common signs and symptoms of breast self-examination and clinical breast examination also are discussed.


Learning Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Know the incidence of breast cancer.
• List modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors for breast cancer.
• Differentiate between screening and diagnostic mammography.
• Describe how to perform breast self-examination.
• Explain the process and importance of obtaining a thorough patient medical history.
• Discuss common signs and symptoms reported from breast self-examination and clinical breast examination.
• Describe how to address special patient situations.


Author: ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
About the author: The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 1.75
Price: $35.00