AR84 Developing your x-ray interpretation skills appendicular Red Dot
This course is ideal for practitioners wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in X-ray interpretation of minor injuries to the level of Red Dot. It will help you and your practice/Dept give a more comprehensive service to your patients. The programme will provide a mix of theory and practice: linking patient presentation with underlying anatomy and radiographic principles.
Who should attend?
Allied Health Professionals
Aims / objectives
- Be able to integrate the basic anatomy of upper limb, lower limb and pelvis & hip with history taking, mechanism of injury and clinical assessment skills in relation to radiological referral.
- Make appropriate referrals for X-ray.
- Develop a systematic approach to X-ray interpretation to the required level of Red Dot.
- Increase confidence and structure to verbalising Image Appreciation in the clinical setting.
- Legal & professional issues.
- Report Writing
- Principles of normal and abnormal appearances of bone, soft tissues and joints on X-rays.
- Introduction to bone tumours and other pathological processes affecting bone.
- Physiology of bone growth and fracture repair including untreated fractures.
- Fracture classification and description including the juvenile Salter & Harris classification.
- ABCs - principles of systematic X-ray interpretation.
- History taking & mechanism of injury.
- Red dot principles and history
- Upper limb X-ray interpretation.
- Impact of digital imaging on X-ray interpretation including imaging artefacts that mimic pathology.
- X-Ray Modalities
- X-ray referrals.
- Lower limb X-ray interpretation - knee and proximal femur; ankle, tibia and fibula; foot and toes.
- Pelvis & hip X-ray interpretation including proximal femur.
- X-ray interpretation assessment - to Red dot level (Upper and Lower limb)
- Review of assessment films.
- Pitfalls and unusual cases.