Non-routine Projections for Chest, Bony Thorax, Neck, Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle

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    1 Video
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Radiography is a booming branch in medical science that enables clinicians to study the structures internally with devices that work with electricity, rays and sound waves. It is the basic tool in clinical medicine and dentistry which can be used for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Radiographic technologists or technicians assist in the diagnosis and management of human illness by producing diagnostic images (also called radiographs or X-rays) of relevant patient anatomy.


They produce images by utilizing rays like X- rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to view the internal structures in the body. During the first two decades, radiography was only to diagnose the diseases, fractures during world war. Initially conventional radiographic techniques with only a few planes have been introduced but as time advanced, newer and more sophisticated techniques have been developed which are enabling the clinicians and radiologists to study deeper into the structures of the body.

The scope of radiography has been extended to include some treatments of cancer by using agents as hormones and chemotherapeutic drugs. Knowledge of non-routine projections for chest, bony thorax, neck, upper extremity, and shoulder girdle which are different from routine projections should be known by all health care professionals during any emergency fractures or non-specific conditions that require different positions for radiography.

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up, and obtain non-routine radiographic projections of the chest, bony thorax, upper airway/soft tissue of the neck, upper extremities, and shoulder girdle. Including both practice and test modes, the online simulator offers six different patient scenarios, allowing you to learn and rehearse the procedures, then test your skills.

The module offers students and practitioners the knowledge, cognitive skills, and a safe practice environment to perform these radiographic procedures accurately and with confidence in preparation for working with real patients and X-ray equipment. This module is ideal if you are studying for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) registry exams.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • How to practice, perfect, and test your skills in obtaining non-routine projections
  • To better visualize and understand the anatomy
  • To identify common indications for non-routine projections
  • How to position a patient to obtain optimal images when performing these non-routine projections

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