What you will learn

Course description: 


The purpose of this program is to provide technologists with the ability to understand and execute all basic and advanced functions and options of the Philips Mammo Diagnost AR equipment. Training will consist of both didactic and hands on instruction. We will provide theoretical concepts and associated clinical reinforcement of analog mammography. The Key operator may also learn and demonstrate customization and manipulation of the anatomy database and configuration tool. Technologists will convey this understanding through hands on manipulation, exercises and demonstrations of proper visualization techniques to display the anatomy in question. Key operators are expected to provide training to additional radiology personnel as well as maintain the system for optimal image quality which includes System Quality Assurance and Calibrations.



Course objectives: 


Following this course the technologist should:

  • Have a basic understanding of the Philips Mammo AR system currently in use today.
  • Understand the radiation safety issues associated with Mammography
  • Be familiar with the various types of Image Quality artifacts that occur in mammography and understand how to minimize them whenever possible
  • Be able to set up system for site specific requirements
  • Be able to manipulate and customize the anatomy database.
  • Complete all required system calibrations


Evaluation: Upon conclusion, the trainee shall demonstrate the ability to set up and manipulate the system, complete procedures efficiently, display image quality evaluation, and complete the skills checklist as well as show proficiency in customizing the database.

Topics Include:

  • System introduction
  • Geometry
  • Workstation
  • Database manipulation
  • Positioning and patient care
  • Image Quality
  • Calibrations
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • Instructor-led


  • English


24 Hours

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