Radiography of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis



COURSE TOPICS: image qualitylumbar spinepelvis/sacrumsupplemental viewsvariants and anomalies


Radiography of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis

  • Lumbar Spine Anatomy & Radiography
    • Anatomy
    • Routine radiography
  • Lumbar Spine Diagnostic Imaging:
    • Improving lumbopelvic x-rays
    • Supplementary lumbopelvic x-rays
  • Lumbar X-Ray Quality:
    • Supplementary lumbopelvic x-rays
    • Quality assessment
  • Lumbopelvic Conditions — Correlating good quality x-rays with what the doctor needs to visualize; which supplementary views are needed:
    • Variants, congenital anomalies, and mechanical abnormalities
    • Effects of trauma in adults and in children
    • Disc abnormalities and degenerative processes
    • Bone tumors and infection in bone
    • Extraspinal findings that show up on lumbopelvic x-rays
    • Advanced imaging
    • Surgical artifacts

About the On-Demand Video Format

  • This course consists of six 1-hour videos, with a short quiz at the end of each unit.
  • A dated certificate of completion will be available after you finish all 6 hours. Keep the certificate with your other professional documentation. You will need it if you are selected for an audit by CQAC.
  • You can watch the videos any time you wish. You can take as long as you want to finish them, and you can rewatch parts later. Your only deadline is your license renewal date.
  • Once you’ve purchased a course, it does not expire. Courses will remain available from your Account Dashboard.

How To Start

  • Log into your account and go to your Account Dashboard.
  • Download the notes from the Order History section. (There’s also a download link in your order confirmation email.)
  • Go back to the main Dashboard and click “your online courses.” All the courses you’ve purchased are listed here.
  • Click a course name and then click the first unit to begin.


As a chiropractic x-ray tech, your license expires each year on your birthday. You are required to take 6 hours of C.E. credit each year in order to renew your license.

Non-chiropractic x-ray techs have a 2-year license interval, and do not have a continuing education requirement, but are welcome to take the course!

If you’ve taken the 48-hour introductory class within the past 12 months, and you’ve had a birthday after you received your initial license, you need to take 6 hours of CE before your next birthday.

If you’re just not sure, contact the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission (CQAC) — see the info in the sidebar at the right.

Beginning in 2024, everyone in  a licensed healthcare profession will be required to take 2 hours of Health Equity training every four years as part of their required CE hours. We will have both 4-hour and 6-hour versions of our courses from 2023 onward, so you can pick the one that gives you the correct number of hours.