Radiography of the Chest, Bony Thorax, and Soft Tissues of the Neck

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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 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 core responsibility of a radiologic technologist is the taking of optimal radiographic images suitable for diagnostic purposes, in order to ensure the patient obtains the full benefit of the examination. It is therefore critical to analyze each X-ray image thoroughly, using a step-by-step process, and take corrective action if necessary, in order to produce an optimal image.

An X-ray of the chest is a very common examination, either to look for abnormalities or for checking the position of invasive lines and tubes. This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and acquire radiographic projections of the chest, bony thorax and soft tissue of the neck and upper airways. Including both practice and test modes, the online simulator offers three different patient scenarios.

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

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

  • To better visualize and understand the anatomy of the chest, bony thorax, and soft tissue of the neck and upper airways, and surrounding structures.
  • To identify common pathologies and their signs and symptoms
  • To manage the requirements of trauma and pediatric patients
  • To position a patient to obtain optimal images of the chest, bony thorax and soft tissue of the neck and upper airways

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