Online | 8 weeks | 2 Credit Hours
Diagnostic Imaging II continues the course of study begun in PHT 721. Build on your understanding of how to integrate the use of medical imaging equipment—namely X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—into your physical therapy practice.
You'll focus on the radiological assessment of the shoulder, identifying sagittal, coronal, and axial magnetic images of the joint. As you concentrate on impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, and biceps tendon tear, you'll recommend the most appropriate radiological evaluation method for each. The focus will then shift to hand, wrist, knee, ankle, and foot. In order to recognize abnormalities in these areas, you'll evaluate normal anatomical structures of each.
While physical therapy primarily treats neuromuscular and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, it's essential that you expand your scope of knowledge to support autonomous practice. To that end, you'll explore the role of the physical therapist in reviewing chest radiographs and cardiovascular images, and learn to recognize imaging aspects associated with the integumentary system, including wound assessment and burn depth.