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Diagnostic Imaging

Xray 177
Conditions of the Teenager

1.0

  • Analyze the risk factors and causes of the distal radius fracture in teenagers.
  • Utilize diagnostic imaging to assess the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
  • Describe the risk factors leading to a poor outcome for patients with osteosarcoma.
  • Evaluate the various ways Ewing sarcoma presents on x-ray.
  • Differentiate ganglioneuroma from other neurogenic tumors.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 176
Problem Solving Approach to Degenerative Conditions of the Spine

1.0

  • Systematically identify features of degenerative conditions of the spine.
  • Identify and correlate x-ray findings with gross anatomy
  • Distinguish types of degenerative changes of the spine
  • Review gross anatomy of the spine

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 175
A Systematic Approach to Interpreting Plain Film X-rays of the Spine

3.0

Hour One:

  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical structures i.e.: osseous anatomy of the cervical spine
  • Identify, analyze and interpret the importance of an increase ADI
  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical soft tissue structures (i.e.: calcifications of carotid/vertebral arteries and thyroid cartilage) of the cervical spine
  • Recognize the importance of specific laboratory and diagnostic studies to aid in the differential diagnosis of common radiographic findings to rule out most often seen musculoskeletal disorders of the cervical spine

Hour Two:

  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical structures i.e.: osseous anatomy of the thoracic spine
  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical soft tissue structures (costal cartilage calcifications, trachea and bronchial air shadows, heart, diaphragm, hilar region, aortic knob etc.)
  • Recognize the importance of specific diagnostic studies to aid in the differential diagnosis of common radiographic findings to rule out most often seen musculoskeletal disorders of the thoracic spine

Hour Three

  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical structures i.e.: osseous anatomy of the lumbar spine and pelvis
  • Identify normal/abnormal anatomical soft tissue structures i.e.: vascular calcifications like abdominal aortic aneurysm, mesenteric lymph nodes etc
  • Recognize the importance of specific laboratory and diagnostic studies to aid in the differential diagnosis of common radiographic findings to rule out most often seen musculoskeletal disorders of the lumbar, lumbosacral spine and sacroiliac joints

Paul Sherman, DC

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$60.00 USD

Xray 174
Intra-Abdominal Calcifications

2.0

  • Develop and consistently use a complete search pattern for abdominal radiographs.
  • Link the history and physical examination findings with the radiological abnormalities to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis or differential diagnosis.
  • Identify the various soft tissue calcifications within the abdomen and state their clinical relevance.
  • 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.

Newsha Nanette Nargaski DC, DACBR, FCCR(c)

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Xray 173
Selecting imaging for head, neck and brain conditions

1.0

  • Identify imaging modalities used for head and neck imaging
  • List imaging modalities available for neuro imaging
  • Contrast and compare CT and MRI in brain imaging
  • Indicate conditions suitable for advanced imaging
  • Use advanced imaging to justify treatment and referral

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 172
Non-traumatic compression fracture

1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 171
An Introduction to Various Abdominal Imaging Procedures

2.0

Hour 1
  • 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 2
  • 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.

Newsha Nanette Nargaski DC, DACBR, FCCR(c)

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Xray 170
How To Get Great X-rays in Your Office

1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 169
Problem Solving Approach to Degenerative Conditions of the Spine

3.0

Hour one:

  • 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 two:

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

Hour three:

  • 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.

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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$60.00 USD

Xray 168
Case Reviews of Common Shoulder Pathologies Seen in Practice

1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 167
Fractures Through the Ages

1.0

  • 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.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 166

Metal in the Patient, Safety and Usage of Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • 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

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 165

Problem Solving Approach to Arthritis


1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 164
Differentiating Common Arthritides

1.0

  • 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.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 163

Inflammatory Arthritis


1.0

  • 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

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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Xray 162

Spine Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • 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.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 161
Conditions Affecting the Vertebrae Seen on Plain Film Radiographs

1.0

  • 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.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 160
Fractures with Surgical Repair

1.0

  • 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.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 159

Diagnostic Imaging of Breast Cancer and CAM


1.0

  • Identify the risk factors for breast cancer – preventable and non-preventable.
  • Determine appropriate diagnostic imaging for screening and breast cancer assessment.
  • Investigate different CAM approaches to breast cancer prevention and symptom management.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 158

Ostepenia in Chiropractic Patients and its Relevance


1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 157

Spondylolisthesis and Transitional Segments


1.0

  • 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

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 156

Pediatric Bone Scintigraphy - Common Indications


1.0

  • Outline the utility of bone scintigraphy in the pediatric population
  • Summarize basic bone physiology & radiopharmaceutical dosing
  • Discuss image acquisition and analyze scans for signs of pathology
  • Identify common clinical indications for pediatric bone scintigraphy
  • Recognize the various imaging phases of bone scintigraphy and their clinical utility

Steven Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

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Xray 155 - 165
12.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 155 through Xray 165

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$240.00 USD

Xray 155

Conditions of the Middle Aged Adult


2.0

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

 


Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$40.00 USD

Xray 154 - 158
6.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 154 to Anatomy 158

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$120.00 USD

Xray 154

Cancer Metastasizing to Bone


1.0

  • Explaining in layman’s terms the basics of cancer
  • Determining prognosis when skeletal metastasis is found on plain film
  • Identifying osteolytic versus osteoblastic metastasis on plain film and specifying what advanced imaging is appropriate based on the cancer’s radiographic appearance
  • Exploring current literature on emerging treatment options
  • Discussing pathophysiology of bone metastasis

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 153
Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 3

1.0

  • Determining the risk factors, diagnostic imaging and pathophysiology of atherosclerosis
  • Assessing patient risk for developing hip fractures
  • Understanding prevention and diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Identifying normal anatomy of the disc and what goes wrong in degenerative disc disease
  • Reviewing common orthopedic hardware found in elderly patients

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 152
Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 2

1.0

  • Determining common geriatric conditions that need special consideration in a patient assessment
  • Identifying diabetic foot complications, specifically Charcot's foot
  • Analyzing bone metastasis in the elderly, specifically carcinomas
  • Understanding thoracic and abdominal aorta aneurysms and aorta dissections
  • Explaining pneumonia, specifically community acquired pneumonia, from a clinical perspective

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 151

Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 1


1.0

  • Discuss congestive heart failure: diagnosis, imaging, and treatment
  • Understand the imaging and treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Understand the nature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, specifically emphysema
  • Evaluate the use of DXA in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Determining appropriate care for patients with osteoarthritis

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 150 - 153
4.0

Hour 1

  • Examine common orthopedic hardware on plain film and what needs to be reported
  • Explain Xray findings which require Orthopedic referral and the various options
  • Determine when advanced imaging is appropriate and what modality to use
  • Discuss possible complications when finding orthopedic hardware

Hour 2

  • Discuss congestive heart failure: diagnosis, imaging, and treatment
  • Understand the imaging and treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Understand the nature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, specifically emphysema
  • Evaluate the use of DXA in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Determining appropriate care for patients with osteoarthritis

Hour 3

  • Determining common geriatric conditions that need special consideration in a patient assessment
  • Identifying diabetic foot complications, specifically Charcot's foot
  • Analyzing bone metastasis in the elderly, specifically carcinomas
  • Understanding thoracic and abdominal aorta aneurysms and aorta dissections
  • Explaining pneumonia, specifically community acquired pneumonia, from a clinical perspective

Hour 4

  • Determining the risk factors, diagnostic imaging and pathophysiology of atherosclerosis
  • Assessing patient risk for developing hip fractures
  • Understanding prevention and diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Identifying normal anatomy of the disc and what goes wrong in degenerative disc disease
  • Reviewing common orthopedic hardware found in elderly patients

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$80.00 USD

Xray 150
Common Surgical Hardware Seen on Plain Film Radiographs

1.0

  • Examine common orthopedic hardware on plain film and what needs to be reported
  • Explain Xray findings which require Orthopedic referral and the various options
  • Determine when advanced imaging is appropriate and what modality to use
  • Discuss possible complications when finding orthopedic hardware

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 147

Imaging Sports Injuries


1.0

  • Identify imaging modalities used in sports and musculoskeletal imaging
  • List indications for advanced imaging in the athlete
  • Explain why imaging of the weekend “athlete” could save your practice
  • Integrate imaging into treatment plans
  • Assess progress of care with imaging

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 146

The Imaging of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma


1.0

  • Summarize the radiographic findings of simple compression fractures and discuss how spinal biomechanics predispose to their occurrence.
  • Describe the radiographic signs and sequelae of burst fractures and differentiate them from simple compression fractures.
  • Identify the imaging findings of Chance type fractures and discuss their most common complications.
  • Recognize the common radiographic manifestations of posterior arch trauma.
  • Categorize the different types of intervertebral disc lesions and summarize their imaging findings.

Steven Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

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Xray 145

Abdominal Calcifications on Plain Film


1.0

  • Identify plain film features of abdominal pathology that may present in the Chiropractic office, with an emphasis on calcifications
  • Differentiate cystic from solid mass lesions
  • Classify vascular calcifications
  • Recognize when calcifications need immediate medical referral

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 144

Imaging of Lower Cervical Spine Trauma


1.0

  • Assess cervical radiographs to identify the radiographic signs of lower cervical spine trauma, recognizing which views are most diagnostic.
  • Recognize, differentiate, and classify cervical hyperflexion and hyperextension injuries with respect to spinal stability.
  • Identify and describe the imaging findings of neural arch trauma in the lower cervical spine.
  • Discuss and categorize the complications of lower cervical spine trauma.
  • Summarize the gravity as well as the evolving imaging and management protocols of penetrating neck injury.

Steven Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

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Xray 143

Radiation Protection


1.0

  • Analyze the debate between ALARA and AHARS with respect to the allowable amount of artificial radiation
  • Express the cost vs. benefit of using CT, the imaging modality with the highest radiation risk
  • Understand the added risk of radiation consequences in children
  • Identify the different types of ionizing radiation

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 142

Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Conditions Mimicked by Sinus/Chest Conditions


1.0

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of patients entering the chiropractic with flu and sinusitis that may mimic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Identify radiographic features of sinusitis on standard chiropractic projections and differentially diagnose from other musculoskeletal conditions
  • Identify radiographic features of flu on standard chiropractic projections  and differentially diagnose from other musculoskeletal conditions
  • Examine basic treatment options within chiropractic scope of practice and when to refer

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 141

AP Open Mouth Projection - A Simple yet Complicated View.


1.0

  • Point out the anatomy of the upper cervical spine and associated regional anatomy as seen on the APOM
  • Identify variants of anatomy on APOM, noting if they are clinically relevant in providing Chiropractic care
  • Differentially Diagnosis pathology noted in the region
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of imaging modalities for the upper cervical spine and maxillofacial region

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 140
Chest X-Ray

1.0

  • Determine the diagnostic imaging findings consistent with a diagnosis of emphysema
  • Discuss the plain film findings of congestive heart failure and conservative treatment options for these patients
  • Determine the stage of sarcoidosis on plain film
  • Identify the most common mediastinal masses of the chest
  • Analyze different diagnostic imaging manifestations of pneumonia

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 139

The Imaging of Upper Cervical Spine Trauma


1.0

  • Recognize normal bony and soft tissue anatomy of the upper cervical spine.
  • Describe the direct and indirect signs of cervical trauma.
  • Identify the more common mimics to cervical spine trauma.
  • Summarize specific traumatic conditions affecting the upper cervical spine and their imaging findings.
  • Assess which traumatic conditions of the upper cervical spine are stable, which are unstable, and how to manage each.

Steven Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

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Xray 138

Imaging and Imaging Features Related to Back Pain


1.0

  • Identify common causes of back pain
  • Assess pro and con of different imaging modalities related to back pain
  • Identify imaging features that may relate to back pain
  • Develop imaging strategy for back pain

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 137
Ordering Proper Diagnostic Imaging for Common Chiropractic Conditions

1.0

  • Order proper diagnostic imaging for the lumbar spine
  • Determine appropriate imaging for various pediatric musculoskeletal complaints
  • Use plain film imaging for extremity complaints
  • Determine what advanced imaging is appropriate for different extremity pathology

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 136

Tumor-Like Conditions Found on Plain Film Xray


1.0

  • Determine the skeletal manifestations of neurofibromatosis and Paget’s disease
  • Assess the diagnostic features of someone with neurofibromatosis or Paget’s disease
  • Identify benign and malignant tumors commonly associated with neurofibromatosis and Paget’s disease
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of neurofibromatosis and Paget’s disease

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 135
Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scans)

1.0

  • Identifying bone and joint uses for PET
  • Discussing neurological uses of PET, focusing on Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis
  • Demonstrating the oncology use of PET
  • Comparing PET with other diagnostic imaging modalities

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 134

Pediatric Fractures


1.0

  • Demonstrating the differences between pediatric fractures and adult fractures
  • Looking at the red flags for reporting non-accidental trauma (child abuse)
  • Identifying fractures in children with osteopenia
  • Discussing common upper extremity and lower extremity fractures
  • Assessing proper protocol in imaging pediatric fractures, namely the use of plain film, ultrasound, MRI and CT

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 133 - 144
12.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 133 through Xray 144

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$240.00 USD

Xray 133
Diagnostic Imaging and the Fetus

1.0

  • Determine the risks of ionizing radiation on the fetus
  • Demonstrate the usefulness and limitations of ultrasound with regards to the pregnant woman
  • Analyze the appropriate usage of magnetic resonance imaging in fetal diagnoses

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 132

Pediatric Safety Concerns with Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • Determine the risk of MRI procedures and gadolinium contrast agents with respect to children
  • Discuss the consequences of ionizing radiation in plain film, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopy
  • Demonstrate procedures to lessen the consequences of diagnostic imaging and discuss alternatives to the riskier modalities

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 131

Dislocations and Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • Evaluate the plain film images of upper and lower extremity dislocations
  • Determine the mechanism of action and clinical presentation for upper and lower extremity dislocations
  • Summarize the treatment options for the different upper and lower extremity dislocation
  • Use assessment tools to determine treatment outcomes for extremity dislocations

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 130

Extremity Fractures


1.0

  • Summarize the current literature on fracture prevention
  • Discuss diagnostic imaging and treatment of hip fractures
  • Evaluate common lower extremity fractures, including stress fractures
  • Discuss common upper extremity fractures, including the Colle's fracture and stress fractures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fractures in special populations, including adolescents and the developmentally disabled

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 129 - 134
6.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 129 to Xray 134

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$120.00 USD

Xray 129

Vertebral Compression Fractures


1.0

  • Assess the clinical presentation and diagnostic imaging procedure for vertebral compression fractures
  • Discuss the use of plain film, CT, MRI, and DEXA
  • Discuss treatments for vertebral compression fractures
  • Identify other causes of vertebral fractures
  • Identify other fractures besides vertebral fractures

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$20.00 USD

Xray 128

Analysis of 5 View Cervical X-Rays for Misalignment and Loss of Motion


2.0

  • Demonstrate proper patient placement for taking a five view cervical series: Lateral, Flexion, Extension, AP, APOM
  • Discuss possible errors in patient placement and the effect such errors will have on the analysis of the film
  • Draw lines on the APOM to determine laterality of atlas
  • Critique the wedge line analysis and the median skull line analysis
  • Describe the listing system for the cervical vertebrae

Robert Affolter, DC

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$40.00 USD

Xray 127

Disc Herniations and Degenerative Disc Disease: Clinical Findings and Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • Describe the anatomy of the disc and what causes the disc herniation
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and who is at risk for a disc herniation
  • Explain the diagnostic imaging findings for the disc herniation patient
  • Evaluate the treatment options for disc herniation patients

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$21.00 USD

Xray 126

Imaging and Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis


1.0

  • Describe the patients that are at risk for developing osteoarthritis
  • Summarize the pathophysiology behind the disease
  • Discuss what osteoarthritis looks like on plain film and which joints are most likely affected
  • Discuss the use of advanced imaging in osteoarthritis
  • Present the research on many conservative treatment options including: physiotherapy, physical therapy/exercise, diet, and acupuncture

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$21.00 USD

Xray 125

Gout: Diagnosis and Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • Explain the origin and pathophysiology of gout
  • Understand how to prevent and monitor gout
  • Examine gout on plain film
  • Determine the clinical presentation of gout
  • Describe the differences between the crystal arthritides on plain film

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$21.00 USD

Xray 124 - 146
24.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 124 through 146

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$408.00 USD

Xray 124

Ankylosing Spondylitis


1.0

  • Explain the clinical presentation, physical examination findings, orthopedic tests, laboratory findings, and radiographic findings associated with ankylosing spondylitis
  • Discuss the extraskeletal manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Explain the similarities and differences between the spondyloarthropathies
  • Discuss the surgical and pharmacological management
  • Discuss treatment that promotes spine mobility including the chiropractic adjustment

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$22.00 USD

Xray 123

Diagnostic Imaging and the Diabetic Foot


1.0

  • Use plain film to identify imaging findings of common diabetic foot fractures
  • Discuss foot ulcers and using diagnostic imaging to rule out secondary osteomyelitis
  • Identify diagnostic imaging findings of neuropathic osteoarthropathy (Charcot foot)

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$22.00 USD

Xray 119 - 127
6.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed in Xray 119, and, Xray 123 through 127

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$120.00 USD

Xray 119

Osteoporosis and the Use of DEXA for Diagnosis


1.0

  • Understand Osteoporosis - (risk factors, incidence, prevalence, morbidity, etc.)
  • Understand the fundamentals of DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry), the gold standard in bone density testing
  • Explain how to interpret the results
  • Investigate the advantages and limitations of DEXA
  • Investigate the indications and contraindications for utilization of DEXA

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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$22.00 USD

Xray 118

Imaging of Musculoskeletal Trauma - An Overview


1.0

  • Discuss the fundamental role of trauma in musculoskeletal disease and the various diagnostic imaging techniques used to evaluate it
  • Identify, describe, and classify fractures by both direct & indirect radiographic signs
  • Review fractures of specific etiologies based upon imaging findings
  • Evaluate fracture alignment issues, complications, and healing
  • Identify non-accidental injury of childhood, as well as normal structures that mimic fractures

Steven Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

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Xray 117

Identifying the Three Most Common Cancers of Bone on Diagnostic Imaging


1.0

  • Identify the source of metastatic lesions
  • Determine an advanced imaging protocol once a metastatic lesion is found
  • Discuss how to identify on radiographs the two most common primary malignancies of bone - multiple myeloma and osteosarcoma

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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Xray 116

Identifying Aneurysm on X-Ray


1.0

  • Alert your clinical consciousness to prevent complacency
  • Explain ways to identify the most common aneurysms clinically and on x-ray in the abdominal aorta, thoracic aorta, and splenic artery
  • Differentiate aneurysm from dissection and pseudoaneurysm

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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Xray 115

A Systematic Approach to Interpreting Plain Film Radiographs of the Spine/Pelvis


2.0

  • Recognize and identify important key factors for interpreting plain film x-rays of the spine and pelvis
  • Recognize important medical/legal issues regarding interpreting plain films of the spine and pelvis and be able to apply appropriate radiographic documentation requirements when charting x-ray findings in the medical record
  • Identify, analyze and interpret normal and abnormal anatomical osseous structures, common congenital and acquired pathologies, common normal radiographic variants and soft tissue calcifications/structures of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, lumbosacral spine and pelvis

Paul Sherman, DC

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Xray 114

Differentiating Types of Calcification and Ossification on X-Ray


1.0

  • Differentiate ossification from calcification
  • Identify the categories of ossification
  • Differentiate myositis ossificans progressiva from myositis ossificans traumatica
  • Discuss imaging utilization with regards to ossification
  • Review common and uncommon entities predisposed to ossification or calcification

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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Xray 113

Ligamentous and Osteochondral Injuries of the Knee


1.0

  • Identify and classify injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament
  • Diagnose and develop treatment for injuries to the posterior cruciate ligament
  • Diagnose and develop treatment for injuries to the medial collateral ligament
  • Diagnose and develop treatment for injuries to the lateral collateral ligament
  • Describe and classify ostochondritis dissecans of the knee

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 112

What is MRI with Indications and Contraindications for Use


1.0

  • Outline the physical basis of magnetic resonance imaging
  • Identify patients that are candidates for an MRI
  • Recognize categories of pathology in the spine that are imaged well with MRI
  • Recognize cases that require contrast
  • List contraindications for an MRI

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 110
An Interactive, In-Depth Look at Anatomy of the Knee

1.0

  • Identify the general anatomy of the knee joint
  • Develop an intimate knowledge of the anatomy of the menisci and ligaments of the knee using gross dissection and cross-sectional imaging
  • Understand the functional anatomy of the menisci of the knee and define the type and grade of meniscal tears
  • Establish the conditions discoid lateral meniscus and meniscal cyst and understand the spectrum of treatment available
  • Identify what type treatment is available for meniscal injuries and when it would be prudent to reevaluate a post-op patient with new knee pain

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 108

Pediatric and Adult Anterior Knee Pain


1.0

  • Identify anatomical structures of the knee involved with anterior knee pain
  • Diagnose fat pad and bursitis syndromes
  • Establish pathologies of the patellar tendon in adults and children
  • Differentiate different causes of patellofemoral pain
  • Match clinical syndromes of knee pain with radiological appearances

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 107

LBP Origins and How Different Spine Conditions Could Affect Chiropractic Treatment


1.0

  • Discuss a common origin of lumbar disc pain
  • Describe the orientation of lumbar facet joints
  • Identify the effect of lordosis on the position of the nucleus pulposis
  • Establish how injuries of the annulus fibrosus can cause nerve root changes
  • Identify the dynamic stenosis of the lumbar spine

Jan Martensen, DC, DACBR

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Xray 103 - 118
12.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Xray 103 through Xray 118

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Xray 103

Overview of Bone Scans, Rib Fractures, Cervical Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Synovial Cysts and Osteoid Osteoma


1.0

  • Review the basics of bone scans
  • Identify the potential of rib stress fractures in golfers
  • Discuss how cervical spine stenosis affects football players
  • Diagnose lumbar synovial cysts
  • Establish diagnostics of osteoid osteoma

Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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Xray 102
Review of US, CT, Diskography and Myelography, Osteonecrosis, Skeletal Variants - Cervical

1.0

  • Review ultrasound and plain film Xray studies
  • Describe the basics of diskography, myelography and CT scans
  • Identify osteonecrosis as a possible diagnosis in non-responsive hip therapy
  • Distinguish congenital and normal skeletal variants of the cervical spine

Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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Xray 101

Radiology Report Writing, Variants of the Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Piriformis Syndrome and MRI


1.0

  • Construct appropriate radiology reports
  • Review general imaging techniques
  • Discuss the basics of MRI imaging techniques
  • Describe congenital anomalies and normal skeletal variants of the thoracic and lumbar spines
  • Identify how MRI can document Piriformis syndromes

Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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MRI 101

Basic Principles of MRI Imaging as it Relates to the Lumbar Spine


2.0

  • Define the basic principles of MRI imaging as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Summarize current criteria utilized to identify Lumbar pathology and the appropriate lexicon utilized in neuroradiology to assist the Doctor of Chiropractic in interpreting studies ordered.
  • Identify normal anatomy of the lumbar spine on MRI images.
  • Differentiate gross pathology associated with the most common MRI presentations associated with general Chiropractic practice.
  • Assess the necessity of MRI imaging for lumbar pathology, with an understanding of the pathophysiology of the degenerative process associated with lumbar spine aging

Jeff Swift, DC, DABCN

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Diagnostic Imaging 202
The Basics of Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound of the Shoulder

1.0

  • Review normal anatomy of the shoulder 
  • Discuss the ultrasound examination scanning techniques of the shoulder 
  • Recognize normal sonographic anatomy of the shoulder 
  • List the complete standard sonographic protocol of the shoulder 
  • Distinguish abnormal sonographic findings and pathologies of the shoulder 

Federico Villafane, DC, DACBR

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Diagnostic Imaging 201
The Basics of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

1.0

  • Comprehend basic diagnostic ultrasound terminologies and definitions. 
  • Outline general diagnostic ultrasound equipment and image formation. 
  • Identify the normal sonographic appearance of muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, nerve and cartilage. 
  • Identify sonographic artifacts. 
  • Utilize diagnostic ultrasound in the assessments and diagnosis of common musculoskeletal conditions. 

Federico Villafane, DC, DACBR

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