Radiography of the Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle

  • Skill Level
    expert
  • Enrolled
    60 students
  • 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 assist in the diagnosis and management of human illness by producing diagnostic images (also called radiographs or X-rays) of relevant patient anatomy. read more »»

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.

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up, and obtain radiographic projections of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle. Including both practice and test modes, the online procedure simulator provides three different patient scenarios. It offers students and practitioners the knowledge, cognitive skills, and a safe practice environment to perform these radiographic procedures accurately in preparation for working in a clinical setting. 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 better visualize and understand the anatomy
  • To identify the indications and contraindications
  • To manage the requirements of trauma and pediatric patients
  • To position a patient to obtain optimal images of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle
  • To analyze radiographs for quality and correct positioning criteria

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