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Mammography Technician

Published
Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Wisconsin Department of Labor and Industry
O*Net Code
29-2034.00
Rapids Code
1117
Req. Hours
1756
State
DC
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 44 total skills
Perform Quality Assurance/quality Control - 196 req. hrs
Perform processor QC and appropriate tests
Perform repeat analysis
QC for digital equipment
Clean dark room, screens and view boxes
Complete visual checklists
Review medical physicist report
Troubleshoot QC problems
Complete audit reports
Prepare For Mammography Exams - 400 req. hrs
Turn unit on
Stock room
Set-up trays
Prepare for specialized procedures
Obtain practitioner order for procedure
Review patient's prior studies
Consult radiologist regarding diagnostic procedures
Select properly sized equipment
Enter patient data into ID camera
Escort patient to exam room
Verify patient identify
Obtain patient history, patient consent for release of prior breast imaging studies and reports and patient consent for invasive procedures
Verify procedure order
Prep patient for exam
Perform Mammography Exams - 660 req. hrs
Explain procedure to patient
Select appropriate technical factors on unit
Change unit accessories and settings as needed
Position patient
Modify positions for patients with special needs
Place proper positioning markers on image
Obtain proper compression
Make exposure
Transfer patient data and exposure
Process image
Post Mammography Exams - 400 req. hrs
Check images for technical quality
Review images with radiologist
Release patient
Clean and decontaminate equipment
Prepare images for radiologist interpretation
Follow-Up Procedures - 100 req. hrs
Perform clerical duties
Provide patient with lay summary results
Compile patient tracking data
Obtain biopsy results
Ensure patient notification of follow-up recommendations
Validate exam/supply charges
Follow up on patient complaints

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