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.
After completing this course, the participant should be able to:
Categories: Digital Radiography, Radiology, X-Ray/Radiography/Fluoroscopy
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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.
|Computed Tomography||Head, Spine and Musculoskeletal||1.25|
|Nuclear Medicine||Other Imaging Procedures||1.25|
|Radiation Therapy||Treatment Sites and Tumors||0.5|
|Radiography||Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance||1.25|
|Radiography||Image Acquisition and Evaluation||0.75|
|Radiologist Assistant||Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections||1.25|
|Sonography||Superficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures||1.25|
George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)
*Medical Imaging Consultant, Germantown, NY
Address correspondence to: George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R), Radiology Support Services, PO Box 215, Germantown, NY 12526. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure Statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
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