AR18 Advanced X-Ray image interpretation - the central skeleton
This workshop will improve your ability to read and interpret x-rays of the central skeleton. It is ideal for those working with and requesting x-ray interpretations on a regular basis.
Who should attend?
Allied health professionals, particularly radiographers and physiotherapists
General practitioners in urgent care centres
Aims / objectives
- Understand the bony and relevant soft tissue anatomy of each region of the central skeleton (skull; facial bones and mandible; cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint/proximal femur).
- Examine the radiographic appearance of common and less common injuries on x-ray.
- Understand the appearance of non-traumatic axial skeleton abnormalities on x-ray.
- Develop a systematic approach to x-ray interpretation of each skeletal region covered.
- Principles of normal and abnormal bone appearance, soft tissues and joints on X-rays
- Alteration of bone due to acute/chronic/metastatic disease processes
- Radiation protection
- Skull and facial injuries including the Le Fort classification of facial fractures
- Mandibular fractures and dislocations
- Appearance of spinal injuries, normal anatomical variants and degenerative change
- Detection and classification of hip and pelvic fractures
- Introduction to alternative imaging modalities
- Self-assessment interpretation