Special Imaging for the Chiropractic Patient

Tuition: $179
Hours: 10


Course Description

This 10-hour image rich distance-based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with information and practical guidelines related to ordering special or advanced imaging procedures for the chiropractic patient.  Review plain film highlights of the spine and extremities, develop a plan to decide if special imaging is really needed, recognize the uses of nuclear imaging, understand when to implement CT imaging, recognize when MRI should be utilized, review the basis physics of advanced imaging techniques. 10 hours of radiological CEU's. Please check with the approved states link to the right regarding your state's acceptance of CE hours for online learning and this course.

Plain film radiology is first explored in an in depth manner to provide the foundation before advanced studies are considered. This course contains evaluative measures in the form of a secure online examination using multiple-choice questions, true/false, short answer and essay to evaluate learner outcomes. The learner is required to participate in an asynchronous class discussion. The exam requires a passing score of 75% or the student is instructed to do further study and retake the exam. The actual time the learner spends in the course is tracked electronically. The learner will be required to read imaging studies and independently formulate assessments.



  1. Introduction and methods used for construction of a radiographic report of findings.
  2. Plain film radiograph positioning.
  3. Cervical spine trauma studies (plain film) and soft tissue findings associated with trauma.
  4. Arthritis and the chiropractic patient (plain film).
  5. Imaging physics
  6. Imaging physics continued and introduction to types of special imaging (CT, MRI, nuclear imaging)
  7. Types of special imaging (CT, MRI, nuclear imaging) - continued
  8. Imaging selection process
  9. Practical case studies using plain film imaging and report construction
  10. Practical case studies using advanced imaging


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.