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California Xray Technology Course

California Xray Technology Course 205

Hour 1

  • Determine the safety of surgical clips with magnetic resonance imaging
  • Examine the safety and usage of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for patients with embedded bullets or shrapnel
  • Assess the major types of hip arthroplasty and the usefulness of computed tomography and plain film x-ray
  • Utilize different diagnostic imaging modalities for analysis of spinal fusion
  • Identify external fixators on plain film and advanced imaging

    Hour 2
    • Assess the signs of non-accidental trauma in infants.
    • Identify the unique childhood fracture known as the greenstick fracture.
    • Evaluate a young adult for potential cervical spine fracture after trauma.
    • Determine the work-up of a middle-aged patient with a Colles’ fracture.
    • Examine the osteoporosis vertebral compression fracture, and consider diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
    Hour 3
    • Discuss the anatomy of the shoulder region
    • Correlate imaging findings with physical findings
    • Determine necessity and efficacy of imaging for shoulder pathologies
    • Apply simple and effective treatments for shoulder pathologies
    Hour 4
    • Discuss overall picture of degenerative conditions of the spine
    • Develop a differential diagnosis for arthritic conditions of the spine
    • Discuss in detail the structural components of the disc
    • Learn how the components are involved in the degenerative processes.

    Hour 5

    • Understand the standard nomenclature
    • Classify disc lesions (herniations, etc.)
    • Demonstrate types of disc lesions on imaging modalities (x-ray, MRI, CT and Myelogram).

    Hour 6

    • Demonstrate degenerative conditions on imaging modalities (x-ray, MRI, CT and myelogram)
    • Discuss in detail degenerative conditions of the neural arch components
    • Describe long term effects of degeneration (stenosis, spondylolithesis)
    • Discuss marrow changes associated with degenerative conditions.
    Hour 7
    • Define QC and QA
    • List parameters necessary for great x-rays
    • Identify tests the doctor can do tomorrow
    • Describe the QC darkroom procedures
    • How to comply with state and federal regulations
    Hour 8
    • Develop and consistently use a complete search pattern for abdominal radiographs.
    • Select appropriate imaging or other diagnostic procedures based on the history and physical examination.
    • Identify different abdominal imaging procedure performed
    • Identify normal abdominal organs, their size, appearance and location
    Hour 9
    • Link the history and physical examination findings with the radiological abnormalities to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis or differential diagnosis.
    • Identify the various abnormal soft tissue densities within the abdomen and state their clinical relevance.
    • Identify abnormal abdominal gas patterns and locations
    • Know the indications for referral based on abnormal abdominal radiographic findings.
    • Select appropriate imaging or other diagnostic procedures based on the history and physical examination.
    Hour 10
    • Identify common causes of non-traumatic compression fracture
    • Identify some uncommon causes of non-traumatic compression fracture
    • Describe types of compression fracture
    • Differentiate benign and malignant compression
    • Integrate radiologic findings into clinical care


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    $199.00 USD