Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists

By

  • James Swain, MPT, Director, Rehabilitation Services, Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, ID, USA; Adjunct: Columbia University, Idaho State, Pacific University, University of Montana
  • Kenneth Bush, MPT, Phd, Assistant, Associate Professor and Professor, Pacific University, School of Physical Therapy, Forest Grove, OR, USA
  • Juliette Brosing, PhD, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

With the ever-increasing demand on physical therapists to develop the most effective treatment interventions comes this invaluable imaging resource covering exactly what you need to know! Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists gives you the knowledge to understand the basic principles of musculoskeletal imaging and how to interpret radiographic images in your physical therapy practice. This straightforward, highly illustrated text is organized by body region and covers all the fundamentals with an emphasis on standard, two-dimensional x-rays. An accompanying DVD delivers high-resolution copies of the images in the text along with interactive activities to enhance your understanding of the material. With this indispensable text, you’ll recognize when diagnostic imaging is necessary, and you’ll be able to interpret the results with confidence.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2903-8


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Systematic Analysis Using ABCs

Chapter 3: The Physics of Medical Imaging

Chapter 4: The Cervical Spine

Chapter 5: The Lumbar Spine

Chapter 6: The Hip and Pelvis

Chapter 7: The Knee

Chapter 8: The Leg, Ankle and Foot

Chapter 9: The Shoulder

Chapter 10: The Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Chapter 11: An Introduction to MRI