ASRT Online Learning Center

Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists

Course Description

Course Information

Course: ASRT Authored Courses, ASRT Authored Courses, Mammography, Ultrasound, Women's Health

Module: Breast Ultrasound

Module Description: Audience: All Ultrasonographers
The use of breast sonography has moved beyond the simple demonstration of cysts to become an important adjunct to mammography. Today the breast ultrasound examination is a highly targeted investigation of a specific abnormality. In addition to describing scanning techniques, optimum equipment settings and patient positioning, expert presenter Liana Watson, D.M., R.T.(R)(M)(BS), RDMS, RVT, FASRT, discusses specific sonographic characteristics of benign and malignant breast pathology. This detailed presentation also explains methods for correlating ultrasound and mammography images.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the role of ultrasound in characterizing breast pathology.
* Describe the ultrasound examination.
* Characterize benign breast pathology.
* Distinguish malignant breast pathology.

Author: Mrs. Liana Watson
About the author:

Liana Watson is certified in Radiography, Mammography, Sonography and Breast Sonography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and is recognized by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as a pioneer in Breast Sonography.  She has been active in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, having served on the Board of Directors and on several committees.  Liana has published several articles in Radiologic Technology in the areas of breast imaging, professional development, and self-leadership. She is passionate about helping others discover their potential as leaders and in learning more about the critical role medical imaging professional play in providing patients with exceptional health care. Liana obtained her baccalaureate degree in Business and Health Sciences from Chadron State College in 1993, her MBA with emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Baker College in 2004, and her Doctor of Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2008.