Spine Radiology Knowledge Package
Imaging in the Traumatised Spine
This course is 1 of 4 knowledge packages in the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate. This package focuses on Imaging in the Traumatised Spine, providing radiology knowledge on craniovertebral, subaxial cervical, occipito-cervical, thoracolumbar and sacral spine injuries.
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 package focuses on Imaging in the Traumatised Spine, providing knowledge on appropriate imaging and evaluation of craniovertebral, subaxial cervical, occipito-cervical, thoracolumbar and sacral spine injuries.
It also discusses the role of the three most commonly employed imaging modalities – X-ray, MRI, CT – in the management of spinal trauma, with a description of the indications for each modality.
The principle classification systems used to describe spinal fractures are presented for each region of the spine.
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 be able to select the appropriate imaging modalities when spine trauma is suspected
- To select appropriate imaging strategies for major and minor trauma
- To be able to recognise typical patterns of injury
- To identify and classify spinal fractures
- To be able to differentiate between old and new pathological fractures
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
Imaging of Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries
This lecture concerns available imaging modalities and their application in subaxial cervical spine trauma. The assessment of minor trauma is explained with the help of flow charts. The X-rays are described in detail, with special emphasis on the lateral view, dynamic views and swimmer’s view. The role of CT is covered with detailed discussion on its indications and applications. Finally, the application of MRI in trauma, particularly its ability to pick soft tissue lesions, is explained.
Imaging of the Occipito-Cervical Junction Post-Trauma
This lecture covers the imaging of the craniovertebral junction in trauma cases, beginning with a brief outline of the anatomy of this complex region and its major landmarks, and the role of X-rays. The clinical measurements and relative ratios are explained with the help of marking on the X-rays and diagrams. The role of CT and MRI in trauma is explained in detail. Finally, the important classifications and patterns routinely used in the emergency setting are included with representative images.
Imaging of Thoracolumbar Injuries
This lecture looks at the role of the three most commonly employed imaging modalities in the management of spinal trauma, with a description of the indications for each modality. Algorithms are provided for guidance for both major and minor trauma. Clinical cases are included where multiple modalities were required. Also included in the discussion is the imaging of sacral trauma and its classification.
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 Traumatised Spine
- 9 CME Credits
- 12 Months Access
- 3 online video lectures
- Pre- and post- learning assessments
- Downloadable reference materials
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.
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