How Would You Manage This Patient?

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 5 Hour(s)

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Lesson Plan

In the first hour of this course, test your imaging acumen and clinical decision making by viewing imaging of four different cases including a 49-year-old male, a 60 year old male, a 61 year old man, and a 35 year old man with shoulder pain. History is withheld.

Hour two will consist of proper terminology for disc contour changes; congenital anomalies in cervical spine radiograph series; diagnostic possibilities for 13-year-old male; and post-surgical spinal radiographic evaluation of 68-year-old male.

Hour 3 contains case management and assessments options for an uncommon clinical scenario in a case of a 71-year-old with thoracic pain; Basic Disc Disorder Terminology Part 2; evaluation of seemingly overwhelming findings on x-ray; and the case of a 33-year-old female with unexplained weight loss.

Hour 4 will consist of fundamentals of radiographic evaluation of surgical spinal fusion; reviewing the features of chronic pancreatitis in 65-year-old male; basic anatomy of the wrist and learn how to accurately diagnose and better manage colles fracture; and review basic anatomy of the elbow as related to a radial head fracture.

Final hour 5 contains upper cervical spine injuries and how to appropriately manage them; radiological differential diagnoses for interesting x-ray finding “gold threading”; review of spondylolisthesis and principles of radiologic interpretation; and review the clinical and radiographic features of osteochondromas

Duration: 5 hours


Cliff Tao, DC, DACBRCliff Tao, DC, DACBR

Dr. Cliff Tao is a chiropractic radiologist and has a private radiology practice in Orange County, California, serving other chiropractors as well as medical physicians internationally. Dr. Tao is subspecialized in plain film, MR, and CT imaging of the spine and musculoskeletal system, and is a frequent post-graduate lecturer. After graduating from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, he completed a diagnostic imaging residency at SCU/LACC in Whittier, California, and then a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging research at UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. Dr. Tao is published in several chiropractic and medical journals with both LACC and UCI Medical Center. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), California Chiropractic Association (CCA), International Chiropractors Association of California (ICAC), American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR), and American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO), and World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).