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Course Description

This course is offered in cooperation with McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc and utilizes text from the textbook “Imaging in Rehabilitation” by Terry R. Malone, EdD, PT, ATC, FAPTA, Charles Hazle, PT, MS, Michael L. Grey, MS, RT(R)(MR)(CT) © 2008
 
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
Included in this course is everything you need to know about common imaging modalities – and their use in evaluating, monitoring and treating the most frequently seen injuries.  Delivering a complete review of radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound technology with clinically focused coverage emphasizing what is crucial to patient management and education.  Addressing each technology from the perspective of the rehabilitation therapist.

Instructive material on reading a plain film x-ray reinforces comprehension of pathologies and the diagnostic process.  You will find discussions of many eponyms used by physicians in describing imaging findings and clinical pearls reinforcing key points.  Also included are more than 260 state-of-the art images that depict injuries and the healing process; taking you though both the advantages and limitations of using each imaging modality in the rehabilitation setting as well as the screening and evaluation process.
 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 287 pages has been carefully broken down into 2 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
 
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Available for Athletic TrainersChiropractorOccupational TherapistOccupational Therapist AssistantsPhysical TherapistPhysical Therapist Assistant

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Brain, Lower Extremities and Long Bone Fractures

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging
Chapter 2:  Imaging of the Brain
Chapter 8:  Imaging of the Pelvis and Hip
Chapter 9:  The Knee
Chapter 10:  The Ankle and Foot
Chapter 11:  Long Bone Fractures
Chapter 12:  A primer of “Reading” an Image

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Imaging of the Brain, Lower Extremities and Long Bone Fractures in Rehabilitation

Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Explain radiographic technique when imaging soft tissue for calcification deposits and foreign bodies.
2.    Define Tissue harmonic imaging.
3.    Discuss multislice spiral capabilities and the benefits of slip-ring technology.
4.    Identify magnetic resonance imaging and its dominating impact in musculoskeletal imaging.
5.    Differentiate between T1-weighted and T2-weighted images.
6.    Identify the major drawback associated with magnetic resonance imaging.
7.    Define echogenic, hyperechoic, isoechoic and anechoic as they are associated with ultrasound technology.
8.   List the pulse sequences of magnetic resonance imaging.
9.    Identify positron emission tomography (PET).
10.Identify single-emission computed tomography (SPECT).
11.Differentiate between profusion based imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging.
12.Discuss the CT evaluation process and findings for traumatic brain injuries.
13.Discuss Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
14.Demonstrate knowledge of the femoral neck classification schemes proposed by Garden.
15.List manifestations associated with rheumatoid arthritis in the hip.
16.Discuss Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
17.Differentiate between avascular necrosis of the femoral head and idiopathic transient osteoporosis.
18.Identify the most accurate radiographic views when assessing the knee.
19.Discuss osteochondritis dissecans and osteoarthritis.
20.Identify possible locations for stress fractures at the ankle.
21.Discuss ultrasonography and its capabilities when viewing the ankle.
22.Demonstrate knowledge in the association of fractures with different loading types.
23.Explain the importance of the A-B-C of progression.
24.Identify the appropriate length of time for long bone fracture management.
25.Demonstrate knowledge in the general appearance of bone on plain radiography.