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Diagnostic Imagining for Physical Therapists Module 1: Intro, Spine, Hip and Knee
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
1. Recognize two examples of reflective imaging.
2. Identify the four major densities in X-ray production.
3. Define standard views.
4. Identify 20 basic radiographic principles.
5. Recognize 5 methods for orientation of the films for interpretation.
6. Define Wolff’s law.
7. Define ABCS system.
8. Differentiate between the visibility of tears of hyaline/articular cartilage and meniscal or labral fibrocartilage on plain x-rays.
9. Recognize X-rays are a form of electromagnetic energy.
10. Recognize the relationship between the x-ray beam and the image receptor to the anatomical part one wishes to image when performing film/screen radiography.
11. Identify advantages of MRI’s.
12. Recognize the most common angles used when discussing “flips”.
13. Differentiate the relationship between diseased tissues and water content.
14. Define the spin-echo pulse sequence.
15. Differentiate between the characteristics of MRI’s over CT images and other various imaging modalities.
16. Recognize characteristics of C1 including the absence of a vertebral body.
17. Identify and differentiate between three types of fractures of the odontoid.
18. Identify five separate views required to perform the basic evaluation of the cervical spine with plain film x-rays.
19. Recognize the position required to obtain an odontoid view of the cervical spine.
20. Identify normal ranges for the ADI interval.
21. Recognize variations on “normal” including two causes of absence of space between two vertebral bodies.
22. Identify and differentiate between five standard views required to perform the basic evaluation of the lumbar spine with plain film x-rays.
23. Recognize how the spinous processes should align in the AP view of the lumbar spine.
24. Identify use of the Scottie dog technique when assessing left and right oblique views.
25. Identify and differentiate between 4 grades of spondylolisthesis.
26. Recognize the coned-down view is a lateral view of the L5-S1 joint.
27. Recognize appropriate positioning of the patient and the hip for the AP view.
28. Define the center edge angle (of Wiberg) and its relationship to dysplasia of the hip.
29. Recognize calcifications in soft tissues are a result of dystrophic causes 95-98% of the time.
30. Identify characteristics of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.
31. Recognize that stress reactions or fractures of the femoral neck are considered medical emergencies.
32. Define “myositis ossificans circumscripta.”
33. Identify four standard views of the knee.
34. Recognize the knee consists of two sets of joints, the patellofemoral joint and the tibiofemoral joint.
35. Recognize the tibiofemoral joint has the largest surface area of any joint in the body.
36. Identify characteristics of normal alignment of the knee in the AP view.
37. Define Osgood-Schlatter disease.
38. Recognize normal alignment characteristics for the lateral view of the knee on xray.
39. Define fabella.
40. Identify the purpose of the tunnel view of the knee.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Systemic Analysis Using ABCs
Chapter 3: The Physics of Medical Imaging
Chapter 4: The Cervical Spine
Chapter 5: The Lumbar Spine
Chapter 6: The Hip
Chapter 7: The Knee
By James Swain, MPT, Kenneth Bush, MPT, PhD and Juliette Brosing, PhD.
This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by James Swain, MPT, Kenneth Bush, MPT, PhD and Juliette Brosing, PhD “Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists ©2009. Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists gives you the knowledge to understand the basic principles of musculoskeletal imaging and how to interpret radiographic images in your physical therapy practice. This straightforward, highly illustrated text is organized by body region and covers all the fundamentals with an emphasis on standard, two-dimensional x-rays.
Dates and Locations
01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM