Spine Radiology Knowledge Package
Imaging in the Deformed Spine
This knowledge package focuses on imaging in the deformed spine. It is one of four knowledge packages that make up the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate. It covers radiological assessment of scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis and the differences between imaging protocols in children and adults.
CME Credits: 9 CME credits available
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition language: English
Course Structure: 3 online lectures in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessments and additional learning materials.
Lecturers: Prof Alberto Zerbi
About this Knowledge Package
This spine surgery knowledge package focuses on imaging in the deformed spine.
It covers radiological assessment of scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis.
It also covers the differences between imaging protocols in children and adults.
This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate. It includes downloadable reference materials including book chapters and journal articles from the European Spine Journal, Spine, the Spine Journal etc.
- To understand the modalities and role of imaging in adult deformity, including X-rays, MRI, CT and EOS
- To understand the modalities and role of imaging in paediatric deformity, including X-rays, MRI, CT, bone scans and EOS
- To understand the various parameters, such as Cobb angle, which are derived from imaging
- To understand and be able to practice strategies to limit the radiation exposure while not compromising the information required
working in support of a spine surgery service
seeking to support their spine-specific training
Practicing Spine Surgeons
in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification
Lectures included in this Knowledge Package
Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis: Radiological Assessment
This lecture looks at the imaging in the cases of adult deformities. The key modalities utilised in the evaluation of this disorder are discussed, along with the role of X-rays in the local, as well as global, assessment of deformity. The role of MRI and CT is clarified using appropriate clinical images. The EOS is discussed in detail and the images compared against conventional investigations such as CT. Finally, the strategies which can limit the amount of radiation without compromising the information are covered.
Imaging in Spondylolisthesis
In this lecture, the classification systems used to describe spondylolisthesis, and its appearance on the imaging modalities, are discussed. The role of CT is described in detail with reference to using the minimum possible dose for adequate visualisation of pathology. The issue of dynamic instability is discussed with reference to the standard imaging modalities along with the dynamic MRI. The concepts presented in this lecture are clarified using clinical cases with classical appearance.
Paediatric Deformities: Imaging
This lecture covers the use of standard X-rays of the spine, and the differences between the imaging protocols for adults and children. The dose reduction strategy and the use of special X-rays which are taken in bending or different orientations are discussed in detail, followed by a description of the various parameters that can be measured on these X-rays such as Cobb or Ferguson angles. The appropriate use of CT and MRI is discussed with the help of clinical examples. Finally, the use of bone scans for narrowing the area to be imaged is examined with clinical examples of tumours.
Editor of this Spine Surgery Course
- Head of Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Milan
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Pavia
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Monza
- Deputy Editor (Imaging), European Spine Journal
Spine Surgery Lecture Author
- Imaging in Degenerative Cervical Conditions
- Diagnostic Injection Studies (Interventional Radiology)
- Imaging in Lumbar and Thoracic Disc Herniation and Lumbar Stenosis
- Imaging in Degenerative Lumbar and Sacroiliac Conditions
- Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis: Radiological Assessment
- Imaging in Spondylolisthesis
- Paediatric Deformities: Imaging
- Imaging in Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries
- Imaging of the Occipito-Cervical Junction Post-Trauma
- Imaging of Thoraco-Lumbar Injuries
- Imaging of Early Complications
- Imaging of Late Complications
Spine Radiology Knowledge Package
Imaging in the Deformed Spine
- 9 CME Credits
- 12 Months Access
- 3 online video lectures
- Pre- and post- learning assessments
- Downloadable reference materials
Modules of the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate Course
The Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate contains 4 Radiology Knowledge Packages. You can enrol on each Knowledge Package individually to spread out the cost of the Specialist Certificate. Find out more information on each Package by the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an eccElearning Knowledge Package, and who are they for?
A: Knowledge Packages are bundles of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment. Each Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.
Knowledge Packages are typically for Spine Fellows, Residents and experienced Spine Surgeons. Some Knowledge Packages are beneficial for other Medical or Non-Surgical Professionals, such as Radiologists or Physiotherapists.
Knowledge Packages make up our Specialist Certificates, and Specialist Certificates make up our full Spine Surgery Diploma. Students can therefore work their way towards full qualifications in Spine Surgery in affordable chunks. Alternatively, Knowledge Packages are a great way for experienced Spine Surgeons to augment their knowledge with the most up-to-date education in specific spine topics.
Q: What does a Knowledge Package include?
A: Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. They contain all relevant Lecture Presentations, compulsory downloadable reference material (such as journal articles and book chapters), pre- and post- learning assessments and CME Credits. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.
Q: Who recognises the eccElearning Lectures and Packages?
A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.
Q: Is there a final exam?
A: There is no final exam for Knowledge Packages. However, if you purchase all Knowledge Packages within a Specialist Certificate, you will need to complete a 1-hour multiple-choice question Examination to be awarded that Specialist Certificate.
Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Knowledge Package?
A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months to complete a Knowledge Package. However, a Knowledge Package is typically completed successfully by students within 2-3 weeks of starting.
Q: Can I request an extension?
A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.
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A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture.
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A: Candidates may apply for a full or partial refund within 14 days of a purchase. A refund will only be granted if there has been no significant activity on the respective content by the candidate. Applications for refunds may be sent via the contact form.