Radiology

MRI Vertebral Endplate Changes

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The ability of MRI to assess marrow signal alterations has enabled more detailed evaluation of vertebral endplate changes, which can be independently associated with back pain. Although mechanical and/or inflammatory etiologies have been traditionally proposed, recent studies raise the question of an indolent infectious etiology, making accurate assessment of vertebral endplate changes by the radiologist increasingly important in determining appropriate treatment options.


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Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Part 1 includes:  Etiology, Morphological Alternations and Imaging/Degenerative Disc Changes/

    Degenerative Morrow Changes.

    Disk degeneration is a complex subject as it could involve mechanical, traumatic, nutritional, and genetic factors. Complicating matters still further is the fact that the presence of degenerative change is by no means an indicator of symptoms or the level of pain experienced by the patient.

    What role does imaging play in this scenario? Is it only to provide accurate morphologic information which could influence therapeutic decision making? Or is there more that therapists can and should be doing to provide their patients with the most appropriate treatment possible? This course will provide some fresh answers. 

     


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Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Part 2 includes:  Degenerative Facet and Ligamentous changes, Instability, Disc Herniation and Spinal Stenosis.

    Disk degeneration is a complex subject as it could involve mechanical, traumatic, nutritional, and genetic factors. Complicating matters still further is the fact that the presence of degenerative change is by no means an indicator of symptoms or the level of pain experienced by the patient.

    What role does imaging play in this scenario? Is it only to provide accurate morphologic information which could influence therapeutic decision making? Or is there more that therapists can and should be doing to provide their patients with the most appropriate treatment possible? This course will provide some fresh answers.


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Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease:  Part 3

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Part 3 includes:  Symptoms, Importance of Imaging Findings and Surgery.


    Disk degeneration is a complex subject as it could involve mechanical, traumatic, nutritional, and genetic factors. Complicating matters still further is the fact that the presence of degenerative change is by no means an indicator of symptoms or the level of pain experienced by the patient.

    What role does imaging play in this scenario? Is it only to provide accurate morphologic information which could influence therapeutic decision making? Or is there more that therapists can and should be doing to provide their patients with the most appropriate treatment possible? This course will provide some fresh answers. 


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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Focused Impact on MRI

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Ultrasound vs MRI. The development of less expensive portable ultrasound machines has opened the market to non-radiologists, while applications for musculoskeletal ultrasound have broadened. 

    It is said that selective substitution of musculoskeletal ultrasound for MRI could result in significant cost saving to the health care system. But, is it that simple? What about important issues such as accuracy, variability, education, and competence?  

    This course addresses these issues and also compares and contrasts image interpretation, accuracy, observer-variability, economic impact, and education with regard to musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. 

     


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Radiological Examination of the Hip - Clinical Indications, Methods, and Interpretation:  A Clinical Commentary

R400.00

3 CEUs

    History and physical examination can be useful to classify young active individuals with non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathology as having impingement or instability. However, the specific type of deformity leading to symptoms may not be apparent from this evaluation. Several radiological indexes have been described in the literature for individuals with non-arthritic hip pathology.

    This course outlines the clinical indications, methods, and interpretation of hip radiological images as it relates to physical examination findings for those with non-arthritic hip pathology.


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