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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 2: Spine and Upper Extremities
Chapter 3:  Imaging of the Cervical Spine and Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 4:  Imaging of the Thoracolumbar Spine
Chapter 5:  Shoulder Complex
Chapter 6:  The Elbow
Chapter 7:  Imaging of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Imaging of the Spine and Upper Extremities in Rehabilitation

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the level of intensity shown on T2-weighted images.
  2. Discuss occipitocervical subluxation and the complications associated with the injury.
  3. Differentiate between subaxial subluxation and atlantoaxial subluxation.
  4. Identify odontoid fractures.
  5. Explain avulsion fractures and how they differ from teardrop fractures and fractures of the articular pillar.
  6. Discuss computed tomography and its roll in evaluating the cervical spine.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of MRI when evaluating the spine.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge in the most frequent used assessment for initial investigation of suspected degenerative disorders, spondylolysis, anklyosing spondylitis and metastases of the spine.
  9. Discuss the implications of the radiographic three-column classification system for the thoracolumbar spine.
  10. Identify major fractures and dislocations of the thoracolumbar spine.
  11. Explain compression fractures and how they typically are brought about.
  12. Identify the imaging technique of choice for patients with suspected pathologies of soft tissue origin.
  13. Differentiate between radiography and computed tomography and accuracy between the two when imaging bone for the detection of fractures.
  14. Differentiate between CT and MRI when assessing bone abnormality associated with spinal trauma.
  15. Define discography.
  16. Define ultrasound and the role that rehabilitation professional play when implementing this imaging modality.
  17. Explain appropriate patient positioning to allow concise images of the shoulder and upper extremities.
  18. Differentiate between Bankart lesions and sister lesions.
  19. Identify the appropriate views to assess the elbow and forearm.
  20. Explain humeral fractures that occur associated with falls.
  21. Differentiate between intercondylar fractures and transcondylar fractures.
  22. Identify radial head fractures.
  23. Differentiated between Colles’ fracture, Galeazzi’s fracture, Smith’s fracture Hutchinson fracture and Barton’s fracture; identify the indications and complications associated with each fracture.
  24. Identify the most frequently site of carpal fractures.
  25. Differentiate between Rolando’s fracture, Boxer’s fractures, Bennett’s fracture and Mallet fractures; identify the indications and complications associated with each fracture.
  26. Explain the role of multidetector CT.
  27. Differentiate between bone marrow edema, bone erosion and synovitis and how each is presented with imaging technologies.