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: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY AND POSITIONING
Learn and practice the skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographs of skeletal and related body components, including measurement, positioning, radiation protection, technique factor calculation, and equipment set-up and operation. Emphasis is on the projections commonly used in chiropractic practice.
: RADIOLOGY OF ABDOMEN AND CHEST
Students learn clinically oriented radiographic anatomy of the thorax and abdomen. Using a pattern recognition approach, a wide variety of abdominal and chest pathology is covered, with an emphasis on those conditions that are commonly encountered in a chiropractic setting and those conditions/diseases/disorders with disastrous consequences for failure to recognize. Patient history, examination, laboratory findings (when relevant) and treatment considerations are discussed.
: SKELETAL RADIOLOGY 1
This course forms the underpinnings of the Skeletal Radiology four-course sequence. A regional approach to the normal anatomy of axial and appendicular skeletal structures is presented. Palpation skills learned in the concurrent course Methods 1 and detailed anatomical information learned in the concurrent courses Spine and Pelvis and Gross Anatomy 1 are highlighted to meld together related disciplines. Students learn the rudiments of how x-rays are generated, how they form an image and how to view anatomy with this tool. A few common normal variants are presented as well.
: SKELETAL RADIOLOGY 2
Assessment of spinal biomechanics, congenital anomalies and normal variants, with emphasis on correlation of radiographic findings with patient history, exam and lab findings. Discussion of various methods of chiropractic X-ray marking and measurement,and the benefits and limitations of each as supported by current literature. Introduction to imaging modalities commonly used or encountered in chiropractic practice.
: SKELETAL RADIOLOGY 3
Radiographic interpretation of skeletal trauma using a regional approach. Presentation of degenerative, inflammatory and metabolic arthritides. Correlation of radiographic findings with those from patient history and physical examination and lab. Discussion of various concerns regarding case management.
: SKELETAL RADIOLOGY 4
The culmination of the Skeletal Radiology four-course sequence, Skeletal Radiology 4 provides students with the clinical, pathologic and radiologic features of a wide variety of bone pathology: neoplastic, infectious, vascular, endocrine, metabolic, hematologic, congenital and nutritional disorders. Commonly encountered conditions are emphasized as well as those with disastrous consequences for failure to identify. Discussion of various concerns regarding case management and follow-up imaging concepts are presented.
: SPINE AND PELVIS
Introduction to the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the spinal column and pelvis. Special consideration is given to highlight areas that are of clinical importance to chiropractic. This course is intended to form a foundation for clinical science courses.
: WOMEN'S HEALTH
This course covers the chiropractic and medical management of women's health conditions; with emphasis on lifestyles and behaviors which enhance and promote health in women. Students are concurrently introduced to the breast and pelvic examination.