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What you will learn

Course description: 

This session will focus on the anatomy and bone development of the bones of the thorax and the spine. A systematic approach to assessing x-rays will be discussed. The session will describe common injuries, fractures and dislocations that may occur in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral spine, the ribs and sternum. It will give examples of normal variants and congenital abnormalities. These will be illustrated using x-ray images.

 

Currency: 

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Course objectives: 

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of the sternum, ribs and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral spines on x-ray images
  • Assess x-rays of the sternum, ribs and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral spines using a systematic approach
  • Identify and describe common fractures and dislocations of the sternum, ribs and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral spines
  • Recognise normal variants which may be mistaken for a fracture or pathology
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

CoR - College of Radiographers

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