Applied Musculoskeletal Imaging for Rehabilitation Professionals
This seminar will discuss the applications of imaging in rehabilitation. The imaging characteristics of conventional radiographs, CT, MRI, and ultrasound will be presented, as well as their value in the examination of various disease entities and dysfunctions. This seminar will help the rehabilitation professional employ imaging in clinical work, for the purpose of modifying treatment and recognizing treatment restrictions that may apply. The seminar will discuss clinical presentations for which it would be helpful to obtain further imaging studies or to seek medical consultation. The student will review radiographic anatomy and practice evaluation of arthritis, fractures, and joint alignment.
At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the value and imaging characteristics and clinical use of conventional radiographs, CT; MRI and ultrasound.
- Recognize radiographic anatomy for conventional radiographs, as well as CTs and MRIs.
- Apply measurements for identifying alignment abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.
- Apply a systematic approach to interpreting conventional radiographs for the evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions, with emphasis on arthritis and fractures.
- Discuss the imaging presentation of common musculoskeletal diseases and dysfunctions and analyze their functional consequences.
- Identify, based on clinical presentations and available imaging studies, the need for further imaging studies and medical consultation