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TEMPORARY VISITATION POLICY CHANGE:

Mammography

Body Imaging: Mammography

Rotation 1 and 2

Knowledge Based Objectives: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Given a mammogram, identify normal vs. abnormal anatomic structures.
  2. Discuss technical and physical factors unique to the production of a mammogram.
  3. Make a preliminary review of mammogram films and advise the technologist on the need for additional films.
  4. Able to establish a plan for follow-up protocol for probably benign lesions.
  5. Select cases for appropriate ultrasound examination.
  6. Interpret ultrasound examinations.
  7. Be aware of federal laws regarding MQSA, certification, etc.

Technical Skills: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Read and dictate mammograms after review by the attending radiologist.
  2. Assist with and perform needle localizations of breast masses and calcifications.
  3. Select lesions appropriate for stereotactic core biopsy. Perform same with supervision.
  4. Perform directed breast ultrasound with technologist's assistance.

Decision-Making and Value Judgment Skills: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Recognize limitations in personal skill and knowledge, always making sure decisions, dictations, and consultations are checked by the radiologist in charge.

Rotation 3

Knowledge Based Objectives: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate continued learning in the objectives outlined in previous rotations.
  2. Discuss the current indications for Breast MRI and the protocol for acquisition.
  3. Discuss Breast MRI localizations

Technical Skills: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Assist with and perform stereotactic core biopsies of breast masses and calcifications.
  2. Select lesions appropriate for ultrasound core biopsy/aspiration. Perform same with supervision.

Decision-Making and Value Judgment Skills: At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to:

  1. Recognize limitations in personal skill and knowledge, always making sure decisions, dictations, and consultations are checked by the radiologist in charge.