Radiography of the Spinal Column

  • Skill Level
    expert
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    56 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Radiography is a booming branch in medical science which enables clinicians to study the structures internally with devices which 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.
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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 first two decades, radiography was only to diagnose the diseases, fractures during world war. Initially conventional radiographic techniques with only few planes have been introduced but as the 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 analyse each X-ray image thoroughly, using a step-by-step process, and take corrective action if necessary, in order to produce an optimal image. X-ray imaging of the spine is often used in cases of significant trauma, with elderly patients, or to assist diagnosis of infection, malignancy or abnormality.

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and obtain radiographic images of the spinal column. Including both practice and test modes, the online procedure simulator offers three different scenarios that might be encountered in a clinical setting. This module offers students and practitioners the knowledge, cognitive skills and a safe practice environment to obtain radiographs of the spinal column accurately, in preparation for working with real X-ray equipment and 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 practice, perfect and test your skills in obtaining X-rays of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx regions of the spine
  • To better visualize and understand the anatomy of the spine with our 3D anatomical model
  • To identify the indications and contraindications for performing radiographic procedures of the spine
  • How to manage the requirements of trauma and pediatric patients
  • How to position a patient to obtain optimal images of the spine

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