General radiography curriculum

Mr Andrew Murphy et al.

The general radiography section covers in detail the various clinical presentations that require specific plain radiographic investigation, the anatomy covered, and how it is displayed via the chosen view. It outlines standard and modified radiographic technique to accommodate for a wide range of patients.

  • plain radiography overview
    • summary of indications and contraindications pertaining to abdominal radiography, as well as a summary of the different plain radiographic options
  • acute series
    • summary of the indications that lead to an acute series, as well as a list of the radiographic views that make up the series and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.
  • standard projections
  • additional projections

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the shoulder girdle including the medial articulations of the clavicle. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the entire humerus, radius and ulna including the articulations between the distal humerus and proximal radius and ulna. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the distal radius and ulna and their respect articulations with the carpals, the carpal bones, metacarpals and distal phalanges. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the pelvis, hip joint, femur, knee joint, tibia, fibula, ankle joint, tarsal bones of the foot and metatarsals. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the skull vault. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the zygomatic arches, orbits, paranasal sinuses, temporal bones,and mandible. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

  • facial bone series
    • standard projections
      • waters view
      • extended waters view
      • lateral view
      • SMV view
    • additional projections
    • modified projections
      • supine facial bone series
  • temporal bone series
  • mandible series
    • standard projections
      • PA view
      • oblique lateral view
    • modified projections
      • axiolateral view
  • dental series

Pertaining to the plain radiographic investigation of the entire spine from C1 down to the coccyx. Each section provides a summary of the indications for the plain radiographic projections, the ideal projections to assess particular anatomy, the anatomy covered, how that anatomy is displayed radiographically, and projection specific articles outlining positioning, technical factors and practical hints.

  • cervical spine series
  • thoracic spine series
  • lumbar spine series
  • sacrococcygeal series
    • standard projections
      • axial view
      • lateral view
      • coccyx axial view
      • coccyx lateral view
  • sacroiliac series
    • standard projections
      • AP/PA view
  • scoliosis series
    • standard projections
      • AP/PA erect view
    • additional projections
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Section: Radiography
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