COURSE TOPICS: diagnostic imagingscoliosis



  • Physical examination pointers for scoliosis
  • Age classifications for scoliosis
  • Scoliosis terminology
  • Etiology/Types of scoliosis
    • Structural
    • Non-Structural
  • X-ray for scoliosis
    • Necessary views
    • Digital stitching and measurements
    • Specialty imaging: slot beam x-ray
    • Assessing type of scoliosis
    • Assessing skeletal maturity
    • Measuring of scoliosis
    • Degree of curve(s): Cobb
    • Rotation of apical segment: Moe
  • Role of CT and MRI for scoliosis
  • Which patients to treat and which to refer
  • Clinical significance and prognosis
  • Comments on medical management procedures (bracing, surgery)

About the On-Demand Video Format

  • This course consists of two 1-hour videos, with a short quiz following the second unit. Each unit provides a dated certificate of completion after you pass the quiz.
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About the quizzes

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