PT 882 Diagnostic Imaging (2)
This course introduces the DPT student to modern musculoskeletal imaging. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of x-ray films, magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Advanced imaging techniques such as SPECT, PET, US, bone scans, and videofluoroscopy will also be covered. Using a regional anatomic approach, information is generally presented in the following order: a brief review of the clinical anatomy for each region, normal imaging followed by pathology. Material from the textbook is supplemented using peer-reviewed articles from the radiologic literature. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the relevance of diagnostic imaging in everyday Physical Therapy practice. Clinical case scenarios are utilized to further develop critical thinking skills of students.