Spine Radiology Knowledge Package
Imaging in the Degenerative Spine
This spine radiology knowledge package focuses on Imaging in the Degenerative Spine. This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate.
CME Credits: 12 CME credits available
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition language: English
Course Structure: 4 online lectures in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessments and additional learning materials.
Lecturers: Prof Alberto Zerbi
About this Knowledge Package
This knowledge package focuses on Imaging in the Degenerative Spine.
It covers all imaging modalities available and their role in the management of patients with degenerative spine pathologies.
The interventional procedures which are commonly employed for diagnosis and pain relief in degenerative spine disorders are also discussed.
This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate. It includes downloadable reference materials including book chapters and journal articles from the European Spine Journal, Spine, the Spine Journal etc.
- To become knowledgeable of all imaging modalities used in the evaluation and treatment of degenerative disorders of the spine
- To understand which specific imaging modalities are recommended for which patients
- To recognise pathologies in the degenerative spine using imaging techniques and diagnostic algorithms
- To understand how imaging information informs diagnosis
- To understand the role of interventional radiology in the spine
working in support of a spine surgery service
seeking to support their spine-specific training
Practicing Spine Surgeons
in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification
Lectures included in this Knowledge Package
Imaging in Degenerative Cervical Conditions
This lecture discusses imaging in degenerative cervical conditions. It explains what imaging modalities are available for the diagnosis of degeneration in the cervical spine, their indications and limitations, along with relevant examples.
Diagnostic Injection Studies (Interventional Radiology)
This lecture is about the interventional radiology procedures used for diagnosis and pain relief in degenerative cervical spine conditions.
Imaging in Lumbar and Thoracic Disc Herniation and Lumbar Stenosis
The aim of this lecture is to guide the learner to correctly identify the nature of the lesion, its precise location and the state of structures being affected by its abnormal position. It explains how to use the most appropriate imaging modalities with the least possible harm to the patient and greatest economy of resources.
Imaging in Degenerative Lumbar and Sacroiliac Conditions
This lecture looks at the imaging modalities used in the lumbar and sacroiliac conditions. The imaging modalities described include standard and whole body X-rays, CT scan and MRI. The indications of each investigation and their pros and cons are explained in detail.
Editor of this Spine Surgery Course
- Head of Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Milan
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Pavia
- EFM Professor of Radiology, University of Monza
- Deputy Editor (Imaging), European Spine Journal
Spine Surgery Lecture Author
- Imaging in Degenerative Cervical Conditions
- Diagnostic Injection Studies (Interventional Radiology)
- Imaging in Lumbar and Thoracic Disc Herniation and Lumbar Stenosis
- Imaging in Degenerative Lumbar and Sacroiliac Conditions
- Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis: Radiological Assessment
- Imaging in Spondylolisthesis
- Paediatric Deformities: Imaging
- Imaging in Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries
- Imaging of the Occipito-Cervical Junction Post-Trauma
- Imaging of Thoraco-Lumbar Injuries
- Imaging of Early Complications
- Imaging of Late Complications
Spine Radiology Knowledge Package
Imaging in the Degenerative Spine
- 12 CME Credits
- 12 Months Access
- 4 online video lectures
- Pre- and post- learning assessments
- Downloadable reference materials
Modules of the Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate Course
The Spine Radiology Specialist Certificate contains 4 Radiology Knowledge Packages. You can enrol on each Knowledge Package individually to spread out the cost of the Specialist Certificate. Find out more information on each Package by the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an eccElearning Knowledge Package, and who are they for?
A: Knowledge Packages are bundles of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment. Each Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.
Knowledge Packages are typically for Spine Fellows, Residents and experienced Spine Surgeons. Some Knowledge Packages are beneficial for other Medical or Non-Surgical Professionals, such as Radiologists or Physiotherapists.
Knowledge Packages make up our Specialist Certificates, and Specialist Certificates make up our full Spine Surgery Diploma. Students can therefore work their way towards full qualifications in Spine Surgery in affordable chunks. Alternatively, Knowledge Packages are a great way for experienced Spine Surgeons to augment their knowledge with the most up-to-date education in specific spine topics.
Q: What does a Knowledge Package include?
A: Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. They contain all relevant Lecture Presentations, compulsory downloadable reference material (such as journal articles and book chapters), pre- and post- learning assessments and CME Credits. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.
Q: Who recognises the eccElearning Lectures and Packages?
A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.
Q: Is there a final exam?
A: There is no final exam for Knowledge Packages. However, if you purchase all Knowledge Packages within a Specialist Certificate, you will need to complete a 1-hour multiple-choice question Examination to be awarded that Specialist Certificate.
Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Knowledge Package?
A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months to complete a Knowledge Package. However, a Knowledge Package is typically completed successfully by students within 2-3 weeks of starting.
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A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.
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A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture.
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