• Exploring Spinal Trauma

 In this dynamic and engaging class, we'll take a deep dive into the anatomy and physiology of the spine. You'll learn about common methods of injury, types of fractures, and essential image views for accurate diagnosis. But this class isn't just about theory - you'll also get to examine case studies of traumatic fractures and degenerative diseases, giving you the experience you need to truly understand the topic. By the end of this course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of the major anatomical structures of the spine and the most common causes and symptoms of spinal trauma. You'll be able to identify different types of fractures and understand the essential views needed for diagnosis. 

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Course Topics:


  • Anatomy & Physiology of the C-spine
  • Common Methods of C-Spine Injury
  • Types of Fractures
  • Essential Image Views
  • Image Review
  • Types of Traumatic Fractures with Case Studies

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine 

  • Functions of the Spine
  • Physiological Anatomy of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Etiology of the Spine
  • Essential Image Views
  • Types of Fractures and Common Methods of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries Case Studies
  • Degenerative Diseases: Spondylosis, Sclerosis, Osteoporosis
  • Traumatic Causes of Spinal Injuries
  • Symptoms Suggestive of Trauma

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify major anatomical structures of the cervical vertibrae
  2. Identify major structures of throat anatomy
  3. Name at least two common MOI (Methods of Injury)
  4. Name at least four types of cervical fracture
  5. List essential views to diagnose fracture of the cervical vertebrae
  6. Discuss the differences between thoracic and lumbar vertebrae
  7. Give at least three common disease processes of the lumbar spine
  8. Describe the most common “motion/directional” type of spine injuries
  9. Name at least four types of Thoracic and Lumbar spine fractures

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This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.

This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists. Please refer to the TMB website for more information.
Carolyn Johnson ,M.S.Ed,RT(R)

Carolyn Johnson, BSRS, RT(R), is a radiology consultant inthe Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She was the Program Director for the JPS Institute for Health Careers in Fort Worth, Texas for 17 years. Prior to that she was the Program Director at Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City and Radiology Manager at Texas A & M University at College Station. Ms. Johnson has a wealth educational and management experience to share with participants attending her classes.
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Exploring Spinal Trauma

  • Course ID: RT/Diagnostic-3949-SpinalTrauma-280
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 3 Category A Credits Direct
  • Date: 07/23/2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Instructor: Carolyn Johnson ,M.S.Ed,RT(R)
  • $49.95
  • $23.85