The Lumbar MRI Clinical Practice: Systematic Interpretation

Program Information

The primary goal of this course is to familiarize the doctor with the basics of lumbar MRI interpretation and  how to systematically interpret lumbar MRI.  Participants will learn the various types and orientations of MR images.  You will also learn how to identify the anatomic structures of the lumbar region and standardized identification terminology for the various types of lumbar disc lesions. Participants will be exposed to a gallery of the most common MRI findings that present to a musculoskeletal provider.  You will understand how MRI can be integrated into clinical decision making and case management.  Even if you never look at an MR image, you will gain value in understanding what the radiologist’s report says.  This course should change the way you practice.

Topics will include:

  • The Lumbar MRI; Clinical Practice Introduction
  • Introduction to Systematic MR Interpretation
  • Anatomical Atlas of the Lumbar Spine
  • The Lumbar Disc on MRI
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis on MRI
  • Spinal Structural Concerns
  • Less Common Findings of Clinical Significance
  • Putting it All Together


State Approvals

State Approval Status
Alabama
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Alaska
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Arizona Application not submitted.
Arkansas Approved with comment. See note.
Valid 5/3/17 - 12/31/17
California Pending.
Colorado No application required. See note.
Connecticut No application required. See note.
Delaware No application required. See note.
District of Columbia No application required. See note.
Florida Application not submitted.
Georgia No application required. See note.
Hawaii Pending
Idaho No application required. See note.
Illinois No application required. See note.
Indiana Application not submitted.
Iowa No application required. See note.
Kansas Pending
Kentucky Application not submitted.
Louisiana Application not submitted.
Maine
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Maryland No application required. See note.
Massachusetts
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Michigan No application required. See note.
Minnesota
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Missouri Board Denied.
Montana No application required. See note.
Nebraska No application required. See note.
Nevada
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
New Hampshire Pending
New Jersey
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
New Mexico Approved with comment. See note.
Valid 4/21/17-12/31/17 - Per the board, New Mexico DCs can only acquire a maximum of 8 hours through distance learning.
New York Board Approved.
North Carolina
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
North Dakota
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Ohio No application required. See note.
Oklahoma Application not submitted.
Oregon No application required. See notes.
Pennsylvania Approved with comment. See note.
Valid beginning 5/4/17 through 9/1/18
Rhode Island No application required. See note.
South Carolina No application required. See note.
South Dakota
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Tennessee
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Texas Approved with comment. See note.
Valid 5/1/17 - 4/30/18
Utah No application required. See note.
Vermont No application required. See note.
Virginia No application required. See note.
Washington No application required. See note.
West Virginia Approved with comment. See note.
Valid 4/21/17 - 12/31/17
Wisconsin Application not submitted.
Wyoming Application not submitted.
Ontario No application required. See note.
Quebec No application required. See note.
British Columbia No application required. See note.
Alberta Application not submitted.
Manitoba No application required. See note.
Saskatchewan Application not submitted.
Nova Scotia
PACE Approved
PACE Approved: If subject/format is accepted by state board statutes, rules, or regulations.
Newfoundland and Labrador No application required. See note.
Prince Edward Island No application required. See note.
Northwest Territories No application required. See note.
Yukon No application required. See note.
Nunavut No application required. See note.