85572 - Diagnostic Imaging in Physiotherapy (IM)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student acquires basic knowledge on the use of the main radiological investigation techniques. It is able to read imaging diagnostics (traditional radiology, TC, ultrasound, MR) that may be related to alterations of physiotherapy interest in some bodily districts..

Course contents

Interactive teacher-learning lesson on generality, main indications and diagnostic capabilities of conventional radiology techniques, ultrasound, TC (with soft tissue- bone tissue filter, MPR and 3D reconstructions), RM (scanning-sequences-weighing).

"Criteria for Correctness" and basic knowledge to evaluate a radiological, ultrasound, TC and RM study.

Radiological anatomy: joints, skeletal segments, muscles and tendons.

Importance of the clinical question.

Typical radiological signs and basic techniques for the study of inflammatory, traumatic and degenerative pathology of SHOULDER, KNEE, ELBOW, ENKLE, SPINE and PELVIS


Imaging dell'apparato osteoarticolare

Resnick D., Kransdorf M.J.

RM dell' Apparato Muscolo-Scheletrico

T.H Berquist

Verduci Editore

Diagnostica per immagini in traumatologia

U. Albisinni

Aulo Gaggi Editore

Ecografia dell? Apparato Muscolo-Scheletrico

Nicolas Sans – Franck Lapégue

Verduci Editore

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Questionnaire written with multiple answers

Teaching tools


Office hours

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