Course Details

What Will I Learn?

Launching June 12, 2024!

This 2-hr online self study course is designed to equip physical therapists with knowledge and skills in understanding chest imaging modalities to enhance their clinical practice. The course will delve into the intricacies of chest radiography and other imaging modalities, focusing on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary conditions relevant to physical therapy practice. Throughout the course, participants will learn to recognize normal anatomical structures and devices and identify pathological findings in the chest region. Special emphasis will be placed on the specific differences in chest imaging including reading order, reading components, and views. Case examples will be used to address common pulmonary, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal conditions that may impact physical therapy management.

Who Is My Instructor?

Dr. Kaelee Brockway, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS

Instructor bio is available

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, clinicians will:

1. Discuss the importance of chest imaging for primary care PT practice.

2. Differentiate the essential skills of chest radiography from those musculoskeletal radiography.

3. Identify normal anatomical structures on chest radiographs.

4. Identify normal physiological changes on chest radiographs.

5. Identify the characteristics of common pathologies and disabilities on chest radiographs.

6. Discuss the uses for the different views available for chest radiography.

7. Summarize the uses and indications for other chest imaging modalities.

8. Apply various clinical prediction tools for determining when chest imaging is needed.

9. Integrate chest imaging into the differential diagnosis process for various pathologies across settings and populations.

What if I can't attend the live session?

This course will only be available for online self-study, with a program launch date of June 12, 2024.

Are There CEUs For This Course?

This webinar is eligible for 2.5 CEU contact hour for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the blue states on this webpage: If you are not licensed in one of these states, or not a PT/PTA, you may be able to apply for individual approval with your state board. Email [email protected] if you'd like more information.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Syllabus & Slides Handout

    2. Module 1: Introduction and The Importance of Chest Imaging in PT Practice

    3. Module 2: Review of Imaging Essentials

    4. Module 3: Additional Chest Imaging Skills

    5. Modulel 4: Normal Anatomy in Chest Radiography Pt 1 - Cardiovascular

    6. Module 4 Part 1 - Cardiovascular Anatomy Knowledge Check

    7. Module 4: Normal Anatomy in Chest Radiography Pt 2 - Pulmonary

    8. Module 4 Part 2 - Pulmonary Knowledge Check

    9. Module 4: Normal Anatomy in Chest Radiography Pt 3 - Physiology

    10. Module 4 Part 3 - Physiology Knowledge Check

    11. Module 5: Reading Chest Radiographs

    12. Module 6: Identifying Disability

    13. Module 7: Views and Common Pathologies Part 1

    14. Module 7 Knowledge Check

    15. Module 7: Views and Common Pathologies Part 2

    16. Module 8: Other Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Imaging Modalities

    17. Module 8 Knowledge Check

    18. Module 9: Decision-Making Tools for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Imaging

    1. Case 1

    2. Case 1 Planning Guide

    3. Case 1 Differential

    4. Case 2

    5. Case 2 Planning Guide

    6. Case 2 Differential

    7. Case 3

    8. Case 3 Planning Guide

    9. Case 3 Differential

    10. Case 4

    11. Case 4 Planning Guide

    12. Case 4 Differential

    1. Course Summary

    2. Special Offers & Discounts!

    3. Course Assessment

    4. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $79.00
  • 2 hr CEU credit
  • Live Zoom or Online Self-Study
PT/PTA CEU credit is accepted in all the states highlighted in blue! If you are licensed in a gray state, we can provide all the information you need to submit for individual approval. MS: Approved Activity (limited CE credit).

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