Spine MRI SKU: 140080


 4 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits 

Successfully complete this module to receive 4 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits.  Module includes all required reading materials as well as access to take the certification test.  Certificates can be printed or saved.


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4 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits

Successfully complete this module to receive 4 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits.  Module includes all required reading materials as well as access to take the certification test.  Certificates can be printed or saved.

Objectives:

To become familiar with overall bony anatomy of the spine

To learn the functions of the bony vertebral column

To identify the characteristics of the vertebrae in each segment of the spine

To identify the detailed anatomic characteristics as they relate to patient function, motion

To learn the seven processes of a normal spinal vertebra

To identify the joints and soft tissues of the spine

To clearly identify the characteristics and traits of the anulus fibrosis vs. the nucleus pulposus in an intervertebral disc

To identify and define the functions of the anterior longitudinal ligament

To identify and define the functions of the posterior longitudinal ligament

To identify the facet joints and establish their function within the spinal column

To learn and identify the ligamentum flavum

To learn and identify the ligaments within the processes of the vertebral column

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted sagittal of the cervical spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2* weighted axial of the cervical spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted sagittal of the thoracic spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted axial of the thoracic spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted sagittal of the lumbar spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T1 weighted post contrast axial of the lumbar spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted axial of the lumbar spine

To identify pertinent anatomy in a  T2 weighted sagittal of the total spine (fused)

To learn clinical applications of a spine MRI, including indications and historical relevance

To discuss routine Spine MRI protocols, and the sequences’ importance in an exam

To identify the “H” sign of gray matter with the spinal cord, axial section

To discuss conus medullaris vs. cauda equine, ending in the filum terminale

To identify T1’s importance in a spine MRI

To identify T2’s importance in a spine MRI

To identify slice thickness differentials

To identify the risk of fast spin echo in spine MRI

To sample a cervical spine MRI protocol

To sample a thoracic spine MRI protocol

To sample a lumbar spine MRI protocol

To establish the importance of scan planes as they apply to clinical practice

To identify MRI images of annular tear vs HNP

To identify hemangiomas and fractures on MRI and their signal intensities

To define tethered cord

To identify sacrum MRI positioning

To define MRI conditions

To define subacute combined degeneration, including its effect on MRI signal intensity within the cord

To define amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

To define poliomyelitis

To define syringomyelia

To discuss and define severity of spinal cord injuries

To identify cord compression on MRI images and the importance of crucial segments /cord edema

To identify effects of traumatic spinal cord injury

To identify subacute combined degeneration on MRI images

To identify acute vs. chronic fractures on MRI images

To identify CSF leak in thoracic spine MRI images

To identify abscess in thoracic spine MRI

To identify HNP on MRI images of the lumbar spine