Imaging for Sports Trauma
Dr Chad Warshel, DC, DACBR.
Dr. Warshel has been with Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly NYCC) since 2008. After graduating from Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS), he subsequently completed their 3-year residency in Diagnostic Imaging and passed the rigorous credentialling exam to earn the designation of DACBR. After 7 years of a combined clinical and radiology practice in central California, Dr. Warshel wanted to transition into chiropractic education. Finding a home at Northeast College, he has three main roles:
This course is designed to further educate chiropractors in diagnostic imaging as it relates to the athlete, athletic injuries, and differential diagnoses of clinical/imaging findings. This will contribute to the attendee’s ability to evaluate and manage sport-related injuries.
Advanced imaging modalities, such as MRI, CT, and diagnostic ultrasound.
This class is broken into 9 sections, with each class averaging 1 hour 10 minutes. Each section has a short section quiz to test your knowledge to meet the requirements of Continual Education (CE) Credits.
- Hours 1, 2: Review of imaging modalities. This will cover indications, contraindications, strengths, and weaknesses of radiographs, MRI, CT, DEXA, diagnostic ultrasound.
- Hour 3: Diagnostic imaging of sports injuries to the head/neck. Overview of the principles of face and head trauma and current evidence-based imaging guidelines. This will review trauma such as epidural/subdural/subarachnoid hemorrhage, parenchymal contusion, facial injuries.
- Hours 4, 5: Diagnostic imaging of sports injuries to the spine. Covering bony and soft tissue injuries of the spine and thorax, including mechanism of injury, stability, and distinguishing which injuries require emergency referral.
- Hours 6, 7: Diagnostic imaging of sports injuries to the upper extremity. Reviewing bony and soft tissue injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Also included are non-injury conditions which may mimic or co-exist with sports injury.
- Hours 8, 9: Diagnostic imaging of sports injuries to the lower extremity. Reviewing bony and soft tissue injuries of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Also included are non-injury conditions which may mimic or co-exist with sports injury.