Learn imaging and X-ray criteria and interpretation of normal and abnormal findings for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Use evidence-based guidelines to determine when to order appropriate spine imaging.
Based on the differential diagnosis, mechanism of injury, pain, and clinical findings, learn:
- How to utilize screening tools and evidence-based practice guidelines to determine appropriate medical imaging studies.
- When and how to choose appropriate medical imaging studies including radiographs, CT, and MRI.
- How to interpret radiographs with some CT and MRI comparisons.