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MRTY5106: Breast Imaging A

This unit will provide an integration of mammography theory and practice and includes: the context of breast cancer and breast screening; fundamentals of mammography, both digital and film/screen; radiation physics; positioning techniques; and radiographer -patient interaction. An overview of emerging technologies in breast cancer detection is also provided.

Code MRTY5106
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an interest in research in mammography through critical analysis of journal articles and awareness of current debates in mammography
  • LO2. understand how theory and practice are integrated in mammography
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of the context of mammography in the diagnostic and screening setting
  • LO4. show knowledge of the application of mammographic techniques in the clinical environment
  • LO5. understand the perspectives of women attending for mammography and how this influences their behaviour.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.