Breast Imaging for Radiographers – Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI

Target Audience:
Radiographers

Type of Education Activity:
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting Site: 2 experts
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Digital training course – multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 15-20
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 15-20
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Digital training course: up to 40 participants

Duration:
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working – days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 2-4 weeks
  • Digital training course: 4 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (a total of 16 academic hours)*
  • *One academic hour comprises a 45min. lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge of breast anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Review the latest protocols and guidelines for breast imaging
  • Enhance competencies in breast imaging (mammography, US, MRI)
  • Observe breast imaging modalities
  • Identify breast pathologies

Main topics

  • Breast anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Epidemiology of breast cancer – genetics
  • Benign and malignant nodules
  • Breast ultrasound (US) examination – BIRADS
  • US- benign diseases cysts
  • US – inflammations, fatty necrosis, ectasia, hematoma, papillomas, armpit
  • US- diagnosis of benign and malignant nodules
  • Mammography – signs of breast cancer with pathological correlation
  • Mammography – BIRADS
  • Mammography – nodules and distortion architecture
  • Mammography – calcifications
  • Breast MRI invasive techniques under mammography
  • Breast surgery
  • Examinations with contrast agents
  • Mammography after plastic surgery – correlation of mammography, US and MRI
  • Breast examinations after surgery
  • US of the male breast

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Frontal lectures and discussions
  • MRI simulation laboratory
  • Observation at breast imaging unit (Mammography, US, MRI)
  • Breast imaging case study discussions
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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