Imaging the Lower Extremity

Imaging the Lower Extremity

2.75 CE Credits
Expiry date: December 1, 2023

An interactive CE course in Imaging of the Lower Extremity.


  • Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 2.75 CE Credits
  • Subscription duration: 365 days from purchase date
  • Voiceover available
  • Downloadable transcript available
  • Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
  • Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
  • Accepted by the NMTCB®
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X-ray were discovered on November 8, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. Almost immediately these new ‘rays’ were recognized for their amazing ability to penetrate the human body and demonstrate the skeletal system and other internal structures. From its primitive beginning, diagnostic imaging has undergone numerous changes in the methods of imaging, the methods of developing, method of image display, and the methods of storing the image. However, there has been little change in the patient positioning aspect of diagnostic radiography.

Regardless of the technology used, proper patient positioning is critical. These modules will review important imaging aspects including effective communication skills, the importance of standard precaution, ALARA, pre and post patient instructions and the essential image positioning and image critique skills needed to create quality radiographs. Module 1 reviews imaging of the hips though knees. Module 2 reviews imaging the lower leg to toes.

Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
RA-2018 Patient Care
Patient Management 0.25
RA-2023 Patient Care
Patient Management 0.25
RAD-2017 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.50
RAD-2022 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.50
RA-2018 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 0.25
RA-2023 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 0.25
RAD-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.25
RAD-2022 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.25
RA-2018 Procedures
Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections 0.50
RA-2023 Procedures
Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections 0.50
RAD-2017 Procedures
Extremity Procedures 2.00
RAD-2022 Procedures
Extremity Procedures 2.00
Section 1: Patient care
  • Early beginning
  • Challenges
  • Infection control
  • Medical aseptic
  • Standard precautions
  • Transmission of infections
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Patient assessment
  • Radiation protection
Section 2: Technologist Set-up
  • Minimizing patient dose
  • Identifying radiographs
  • Pre and post instruction
  • Image quality
  • Two projections minimum
  • Projection versus position
  • Pre and post processing
  • Pediatric considerations
Section 3: Hip Positioning Techniques
  • Bony anatomy of the hip
  • Routine Imaging
  • Imaging tips
  • Anteroposterior (AP) Hip
  • AP Oblique (Modified Cleaves)
  • Lateral Hip – Mediolateral – (Lauenstein Method)
  • Axiolateral Projection – Danelius – Miller Method (Cross-table Lateral)
  • Clemments-Nakayama Modification, Transfemoral Lateral Hip projection
  • Image Evaluation Clemments-Nakayama Modification
Section 4: Femur Positioning Techniques
  • The Femur Anatomy
  • Anteroposterior (AP) – Femur
  • Lateral Projection – Proximal and Distal Femur
Section 5: Knee Positioning Techniques
  • The Knee Anatomy
  • Anteroposterior (AP) – Knee
  • Image Evaluation Lateral Knee
  • Medial and Lateral Oblique Knees
  • AP Weight-Bearing Knee
  • Intercondylar Fossa Positions
Section 6: Patella Positioning Techniques
  • PA Patella
  • Lateral Patella
  • Tangential Patella – Settegast Method
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