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California Xray Technology Course

California Xray Technology Course 204

Hour 1

  • Describing common conditions affecting the middle aged adult, including the following: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, disc herniations, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Observing diagnostic imaging related to each of the above conditions and determining the best imaging modality to use for the various conditions
  • Determining appropriate prevention and ancillary treatments for the discussed conditions

Hour 2

  • Analyzing obesity through assessment and intervention
  • Discussing breast cancer diagnostic imaging and disease management
  • Diagnosing and treating congestive heart failure
  • Evaluating diagnosis and treatment options for the osteoporosis patient

Hour 3:

  • Review the pathophysiology of spondylolisthesis
  • Evaluate the two classifications of spondylolisthesis
  • Classify transitional segments
  • Determine necessity and efficacy of imaging of spondylolisthesis and transitional segments

Hour 4

  • Differential diagnosis osteopenia and its relevance towards Chiropractic practice
  • Identify imaging features of osteopenia
  • Recognize ominous features of osteopenia
  • Select appropriate chiropractic treatments for the osteoporotic patient

Hour 5

  • In plain film radiographs, identify the orthopedic hardware used to treat femur, humerus, tibia, and radius fractures.
  • Discuss special situations for fracture repair, such as osteoporosis, metastasis, pediatrics, and obesity.
  • Review various fracture risk assessment tools that can be used in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate when various hardware such as screws, nails, and plates are utilized.

Hour 6

  • Identifying vertebral characteristic features on plain film for the following diagnoses: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Neurofibromatosis-1, Multiple myeloma, Paget's disease of bone, and vertebral compression fractures.
  • Determining what advanced imaging might be warranted for each of the vertebral conditions.
  • Describing general features of each condition such as incidence, clinical presentation and treatment options.

Hour 7

  • Determine the incidence and the characteristics of different spine pathology.
  • Demonstrate, with plain film radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging, characteristics of central nervous system tumors and metastasis, syringomyelia, disc herniation, and trauma.
  • Identify clinical features and treatment for various spine pathologies.

Hour 8

  • Understand the general features of the inflammatory arthritides
  • Discuss the clinical presentation, radiographic features, and chiropractic treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Discuss the clinical presentation, radiographic features, and chiropractic treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Compare the two most common inflammatory arthritides – Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis – to the other diseases in this category
  • Compare the inflammatory arthritides to the most common arthritide – osteoarthritis

Hour 9

  • Differentiate Rheumatoid Arthritis from Ankylosing Spondylitis, the two most common inflammatory arthritides.
  • Differentiate Rheumatoid Arthritis from Erosive Osteoarthritis, both hand arthritides.
  • Differentiate Degenerative from Inflammatory arthritis.
  • Differentiate Osteoarthritis from Gout, the most common arthritide and the most common metabolic arthritide respectively.

Hour 10

  • Learn a systematic approach to feature identification of arthritis
  • Identify radiographic features of arthritis
  • Develop a differential diagnosis of arthritis
  • Apply knowledge to classify unknown cases


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$200.00 USD