Radiographing the Upper Extremities: 6-Part Series



COURSE TOPICS: anatomyelbowextremitieshandpositioningshoulderupper extremitieswrist


The notes that accompany this course can be downloaded from the Order History section of your Account Dashboard.

Shoulder 1 of 2

  • Anatomy of the shoulder
  • Radiography of the shoulder
    • Neutral vs Grashey
    • A-C joint tilt-up and tilt-down for acromial spur
    • Clavicle
    • Scapula AP and “Y” lateral
  • Technical issues regarding x-ray quality

Shoulder 2 of 2

  • Normal variants of the shoulder
  • Trauma to the shoulder
  • Arthritides affecting the shoulder
  • Tumors affecting the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
    • Relationship to acromial hooks and spurs
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Other imaging methods for the shoulder

Elbow 1 of 1

  • Anatomy of the elbow
  • Radiography of the elbow
    • Grid vs non-grid
    • Radial head spot view
  • Normal variants of the elbow
  • Trauma to the elbow
  • Arthritides affecting the elbow
  • Tumors affecting the elbow
  • Other imaging methods for the elbow

Wrist 1 of 2

  • Anatomy of the wrist
  • Radiography of the wrist
    • Wrist vs hand
  • Wrist alignment issues
  • Technical issues regarding x-ray quality
  • Normal variants of the wrist

Wrist 2 of 2

  • Trauma to the wrist
    • Spot views for the scaphoid
  • Arthritides affecting the wrist
  • Tumors affecting the wrist
  • Osteomalacia
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Other imaging methods for the wrist

Hand 1 of 1

  • Anatomy of the hand
  • Radiography of the hand
    • Hand vs wrist
    • Fingers
    • Thumb
  • Normal variants of the hand
  • Trauma to the hand
    • Impairment vs disability
  • Arthritides affecting the hand
  • Tumors affecting the hand
  • Atypical size of hands
  • Other imaging methods for the hand

About the On-Demand Video Format

  • This course consists of six 1-hour videos, with a short quiz at the end of each unit. Each unit provides a dated certificate of completion after you pass the quiz.
  • You can watch the videos any time you wish, and you can take as long as you want to finish them. 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, and you can rewatch them at any time.

About the quizzes

  • You have three chances to achieve the minimum passing score on the quiz. If you don’t pass on the first try, review your notes and rewatch the video, then try the quiz again.
  • If you are unsuccessful after three attempts, you will be blocked from completing that unit.
  • We automatically get notified when this happens. We will reset the quiz for you to have another attempt after you rewatch the video.
  • While you wait for this reset you can go on to a different unit in the course.

How To Start

  • Log into your account and go to your Account Dashboard.
  • Download the notes from the Order History section.
  • 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.