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Breast Ultrasound Techniques


Cost: $2700 inc GST

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Program description

This course is designed to provide the ultrasound skills required in breast sonography. The integrated approach begins with an upbeat look at the basics of ultrasound physics including artifact recognition and continues with in depth discussions on echo pattern recognition in normal and abnormal examinations and practical scanning techniques. Small group "hands-on" sessions will complement the lectures, ensuring an opportunity to perfect the techniques under the guidance of expert sonographers.

This course is suitable for sonographers, mammographers, clinicians and radiologists who may wish to update or consolidate skills in this area. 

Specific topics include

  • Practical physics of Ultrasound
  • Artifacts & image optimisation
  • Ultrasound anatomy & pathological appearances
  • Breast pathology, what we need to know
  • Appearances in breast Implants
  • Interventional techniques
  • Advances in breast imaging
  • Multiple practical tutorial sessions in small groups

Course objectives

  1. To provide an overview of the basic physics of ultrasound and artifacts associated with breast imaging.
  2. To provide a detailed description of the anatomy of the breast and the sonographic appearances in benign & malignant disease.
  3. To describe sonographic examination techniques in assessment of the breast and breast implants.
  4. To provide practical tuition in the acquisition of high quality, diagnostic images.


Accredited CCPU units included in the course

Approved by ACRRM for the Rural Procedural Grants Program

Procedural Grant: Eligible for 3 days Emergency Medicine / Anaesthetics/ Obstetrics/ Surgery

Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. 


ACRRM - 30 PRPD points; 30 MOPS points Radiology; 30 Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Women's Health.


RACGP QI&CPD Activity-Category 1-40.pdf


Course Feedback

  • 'All the staff & lecturers were fantastic & the overall content was of a very high level'
  • 'The atmosphere & venue were very welcoming & relaxed which made the course so enjoyable'


Upcoming dates for this course:

Breast Ultrasound Techniques

02 May - 04 May
2018 - BRT18-18 $2,700.00
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08 Oct - 10 Oct
2018 - BRT41-18 $2,700.00
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