Beyond a Textbook

Imaging Modalities

The first talk in the introductory tutorials starts with a discussion of the various imaging modalities then explores plain film radiography. Plain film radiography remains relevant despite advances in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging as it uses much lower doses of radiation, is widely available and still provides valuable insight in diagnosing a wide range of common conditions.

Talk Topics

  • Imaging modalities
  • Plain film image acquisition
  • Traditional and digital image systems
  • Interpretation of radiographs
    • The five density levels
    • Chest silhouettes
    • Abdominal gas patterns
    • Calcification and calculi
    • Fracture patterns
    • Joint imaging
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography
  • Mammography