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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 5/1/2022
  • Expiration Date: 6/1/2025
  • Credit Hours: 5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Conventional radiography remains the imaging modality of choice for most applications in the lower extremities. The most common indication for X-rays of the lower extremity is acute trauma. The hip, femur, knee, lower leg (tibia/fibula), ankle, foot, calcaneus, and toes are common radiographic series that are useful in diagnosing an acute fracture, dislocation, or other traumatic injuries a patient may sustain to the lower body. The preferred modality for initial evaluation and diagnosing other bony pathologies in the lower extremity is radiography. Other imaging modalities such as computed tomography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging play important supplementary roles in helping to diagnose patients with soft tissue injuries. It is essential that radiologic technologists understand all the components of the imaging chain that lead to the production of high-quality diagnostic radiographs. To this end, this course will provide detailed reviews of the anatomy and bones of the lower body as well as ideal patient positioning for both standard and nonstandard projections of the toes (phalanges), the foot (metatarsals), the calcaneus, the ankle, the lower leg (tibia/fibula), the knee, the femur, and the hip 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 lower extremities.
    • IDENITIFY the common types of fractures that may affect the bones of the lower extremities.
    • RESTATE the imaging parameters that make up a digital radiography suite for performing lower 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 lower extremity bone radiography.
    • DIFFERENTIATE conventional versus virtual grids and their applications in digital lower extremity radiographic studies.
    • SUMMARIZE the clinical and patient considerations when performing lower extremity bone radiography.
    • EXPLAIN both the terminology and proper radiographic positioning concepts essential for lower extremity radiography.
    • OUTLINE the various common and uncommon positioning projections that make up a lower 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 30 out of 40 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 5.0 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 TomographyProcedures1.25
    Magnetic ResonanceProcedures1.25
    Nuclear MedicineProcedures1.25
    PTHProcedures0.5
    Radiation TherapyProcedures0.5
    RadiographyImage Production2
    RadiographyProcedures3
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures1.25
    SonographyProcedures1.25

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Computed TomographyHead, Spine and Musculoskeletal 1.25
    Magnetic ResonanceMusculoskeletal 1.25
    Nuclear MedicineOther Imaging Procedures 1.25
    PTHTreatment Sites0.5
    Radiation TherapyTreatment Sites and Tumors0.5
    RadiographyEquipment Operation and Quality Assurance1.25
    RadiographyExtremity Procedures 3
    RadiographyImage Acquisition and Evaluation0.75
    Radiologist AssistantMusculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections1.25
    SonographySuperficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures1.25

  • California Credit Categories Valuations:

    CategoryCredits
    Digital4.75


Back to Basics: Radiography of the Lower Extremities

George Tsoukatos, BPS, R.T.(R)(ARRT)®

*Medical Imaging Consultant, Germantown, NY

Address correspondence to: George Tsoukatos, BPS, R.T.(R)(ARRT)®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.

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