California Xray Technology Course - Chiropractic Doctor

California Xray Technology Course 203

Hour 1

  • 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

Hour 2

  • 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

Hour 3

  • 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

Hour 4

  • 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

Hour 5:

  • 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

Hour 6

  • 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

Hour 7

  • 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

Hour 8

  • 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

Hour 9

  • 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

Hour 10

  • 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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$200.00 USD