Medical Imaging in Rehabilitation - Module 1

This is the first Module in a 4-module Learning Path. This is the pre-requisite for Module 2 (LMS-740). The purpose of this medical imaging course is to provide the physical therapy clinical doctoral learner with the tools needed to interpret and apply specialized medical imaging information to the rehabilitation patient. Musculoskeletal imaging is emphasized. This course strengthens physical therapist clinical expertise in comprehensive patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and physician interaction.

Course Code:

LMS-710

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

Yes

cert_NY approval

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

2008027TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all modules and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the moduless and resources, you must take an assessment of learning (within Module 4). You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Multiple

Date published

01/22/2016

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Lynn McKinnis PT,OCS

Learning objectives

By the end of the course the student will:

  1. Recognize how the study of medical imaging can make the clinician’s evaluation and treatment of the patient more comprehensive.
  2. Discuss the evolution of diagnostic imaging, from its historical beginnings over a century ago to the modern integration of computer technology. .
  3. Visually transform three dimensional anatomy into two dimensional radiographic anatomy. .
  4. Describe, discuss, and analyze the clinical impact of common imaging technologies and image-guided interventional procedures used in musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular & pulmonary imaging. .
  5. Compare and contrast the clinical capabilities, and limitations of radiographs, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound (echocardiogram or ultrasonaugraphy) and various forms of radioisotope imaging (V/Q scan, MUGA). .
  6. Discuss the critical role of PT’s in the diagnostic imaging system through their correlation of clinical findings with imaging information. .
  7. Analyze the impact that components of the radiological written report have on physical therapy. .
  8. Describe the radiologic evaluation of fractures and the unique patterns of fracture and fracture healing, especially in children. .
  9. Discuss the radiologic evaluation, including pertinent radiologic observations, indications of trauma, common injury patterns, degenerative disease processes, and anomalies, of the: various regions of the body (e.g., cervical spine, thorax, pelvis and hip) .
  10. Integrate radiographic information with clinical presentation and therapeutic intervention. .
  11. Demonstrate the pathways through which physical therapists may recommend diagnostic imaging and the issues surrounding physical therapists’ access to diagnostic imaging for their patients. .
  12. Apply examples of Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) and how they may be used in clinical decision making (e.g. deep venous thrombosis detection, imaging and intervention). .
  13. Apply medical imaging information to physical therapy intervention planning. .
  14. Distinguishes the major roles of conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and bone scintigraphy in clinical decision making. .
  15. Compares and contrast the various vascular imaging techniques e.g., arteriogram and diagnostic ultrasound. .

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Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Lynn McKinnis, imaging
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