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AR18 Advanced X-Ray image interpretation - the central skeleton

Course summary

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?

Nurse practitioners
Medical students
Allied health professionals, particularly radiographers and physiotherapists
Junior doctors
Reporting radiographers
General practitioners in urgent care centres

Important notes

Certificate of attendance, evaluations and equipment provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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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.

Course programme

  • 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

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