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Diagnostic Imaging - Chiropractic Assistant


Xray 168
Case Reviews of Common Shoulder Pathologies Seen in Practice

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  • 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

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  • 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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Xray 166

Metal in the Patient, Safety and Usage of Diagnostic Imaging


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  • 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

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Xray 165

Problem Solving Approach to Arthritis


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  • 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

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Xray 164
Differentiating Common Arthritides

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  • 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.

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Inflammatory Arthritis


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  • 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


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  • 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.

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Conditions Affecting the Vertebrae Seen on Plain Film Radiographs

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  • 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.

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Fractures with Surgical Repair

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  • 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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Xray 159

Diagnostic Imaging of Breast Cancer and CAM


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  • 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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Xray 158

Ostepenia in Chiropractic Patients and its Relevance


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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

Conditions of the Middle Aged Adult


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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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Xray 154 - 158
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Cancer Metastasizing to Bone


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  • 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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Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 3

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  • 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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Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 2

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  • 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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Geriatric Conditions Seen on Plain Film - Part 1


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  • 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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Xray 150
Common Surgical Hardware Seen on Plain Film Radiographs

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  • 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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Imaging Sports Injuries


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  • 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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Xray 146

The Imaging of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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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Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Conditions Mimicked by Sinus/Chest Conditions


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  • 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.


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  • 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

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  • 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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The Imaging of Upper Cervical Spine Trauma


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  • 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


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  • 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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Ordering Proper Diagnostic Imaging for Common Chiropractic Conditions

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  • 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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Tumor-Like Conditions Found on Plain Film Xray


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  • 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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Xray 135
Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scans)

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  • 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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Xray 134

Pediatric Fractures


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  • 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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Xray 133 - 144
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Diagnostic Imaging and the Fetus

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  • 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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Pediatric Safety Concerns with Diagnostic Imaging


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  • 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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Xray 131

Dislocations and Diagnostic Imaging


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  • 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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Xray 130

Extremity Fractures


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  • 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

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Xray 129

Vertebral Compression Fractures


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  • 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

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Xray 128

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


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  • 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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Xray 127

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


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  • 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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Xray 126

Imaging and Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis


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  • 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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Xray 125

Gout: Diagnosis and Diagnostic Imaging


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  • 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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Xray 124

Ankylosing Spondylitis


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  • 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

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Xray 123

Diagnostic Imaging and the Diabetic Foot


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  • 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)

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Xray 118

Imaging of Musculoskeletal Trauma - An Overview


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  • 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 116

Identifying Aneurysm on X-Ray


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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 108

Pediatric and Adult Anterior Knee Pain


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  • 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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Diagnostic Imaging 201
The Basics of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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  • 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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