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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 11/29/2021
  • Expiration Date: 12/1/2024
  • Credit Hours: 4 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Conventional radiography remains the imaging modality of choice for most applications in the upper extremity. The most common indication for radiographs of the upper extremity is acute trauma. The shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand are common radiographic series that are useful in diagnosing an acute fracture, dislocation, or other traumatic injuries a patient may sustain to the upper body. Evaluating other bony pathologies in the upper extremity is also most frequently performed with radiography as the initial evaluation and diagnostic modality. Other imaging modalities such as computed tomography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging play an important supplementary role in helping to diagnose patients with soft tissue injuries. It is important that the radiographer understand all the components of the imaging chain that lead to the production of high-quality diagnostic radiographs. This course will provide detailed reviews of the anatomy and bones of the upper body including ideal patient positioning for both standard and nonstandard projections of the fingers (digits and thumb), the hand (metacarpals), the wrist, the forearm, the elbow joint, the humerus, the shoulder, the glenohumeral joint, the scapula, the clavicle, and the acromioclavicular joint. The imaging chain consisting of radiographic exposure factors, proper use of digital capture devices, accessory items, and radiation safety practices will also be addressed.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

    • RECALL the skeletal anatomy of the bones and joints that make up the upper extremities.

    • IDENTIFY the common types of fractures that may affect the bones of the upper extremities.

    • RESTATE the imaging parameters that make up a digital radiography suite for performing upper extremity radiography.

    • SUMMARIZE the various types of digital radiographic technologies including direct and nondirect digital radiography as well as computed radiography.

    • RECALL the technical settings and parameters that are critical for performing upper extremity bone radiography.

    • DIFFERENTIATE conventional versus virtual grids and their applications in digital upper extremity radiographic studies.

    • SUMMARIZE the clinical and patient considerations when performing upper extremity bone radiography.

    • EXPLAIN both the terminology and proper radiographic positioning concepts essential for upper extremity radiography.

    • OUTLINE the various common and uncommon positioning projections that make up an upper extremity bone radiographic protocol.
    Categories: Digital Radiography, Radiology, X-Ray/Radiography/Fluoroscopy

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 24 out of 32 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 4.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Computed TomographyProcedures1
    Magnetic ResonanceProcedures1
    Nuclear MedicineProcedures1
    PTHProcedures0.5
    Radiation TherapyProcedures0.5
    RadiographyImage Production1.5
    RadiographyProcedures2.5
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures1
    SonographyProcedures1

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Computed TomographyHead, Spine and Musculoskeletal 1
    Magnetic ResonanceMusculoskeletal 1
    Nuclear MedicineOther Imaging Procedures 1
    PTHTreatment Sites0.5
    Radiation TherapyTreatment Sites and Tumors0.5
    RadiographyEquipment Operation and Quality Assurance1
    RadiographyExtremity Procedures 2.5
    RadiographyImage Acquisition and Technical Evaluation0.5
    Radiologist AssistantMusculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections1
    SonographySuperficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures1


Back to Basics: Radiography of the Upper Extremities

George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)

*Medical Imaging Consultant, Germantown, NY

Address correspondence to: George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)Radiology Support ServicesPO Box 215, Germantown, NY 12526. Email: radiologytechnique@gmail.com.

Disclosure Statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Conventional radiography remains the imaging modality of choice for most applications in the upper extremity. The most common indication for radiographs of the upper extremity is acute trauma. The shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand are common radiographic series that are useful in diagnosing an acute fracture, dislocation, or other traumatic injuries a patient may sustain to the upper body. Evaluating other bony pathologies in the upper extremity is also most frequently performed with radiography as the initial evaluation and diagnostic modality. Other imaging modalities such as computed tomography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging play an important supplementary role in helping to diagnose patients with soft tissue injuries. It is important that the radiographer understand all the components of the imaging chain that lead to the production of high-quality diagnostic radiographs. This course will provide detailed reviews of the anatomy and bones of the upper body including ideal patient positioning for both standard and nonstandard projections of the fingers (digits and thumb), the hand (metacarpals), the wrist, the forearm, the elbow joint, the humerus, the shoulder, the glenohumeral joint, the scapula, the clavicle, and the acromioclavicular joint. The imaging chain consisting of radiographic exposure factors, proper use of digital capture devices, accessory items, and radiation safety practices will also be addressed.


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