California Xray Technology Course - Chiropractic Doctor

California Xray Technology Course 202

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