This two session subject commences with breast embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology at both a microscopic and macroscopic level, and epidemiology. Students will gain a thorough understanding of breast disease, including causes, prevention and management as well as being able to recognise normal and abnormal variants of the breast. In addition the subject introduces students to mammographic techniques and protocols as required for breast imaging. Ancillary and specialised techniques, such as breast tomosynthesis, lesion localisation, interventional procedures and alternative imaging modalities are studied, as well as image analysis, including radiographic and mammographic image interpretation, with review criteria. All aspects of mammography imaging will be covered as well as principles and techniques of MRI, ultrasound and sentinel node scintigraphy. Students will develop the theoretical knowledge and skill set to enable them to perform as competent, independent mammographic technologists within a multidisciplinary breast care team.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
Only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Mammography and Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.