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Radiology 203: Joint Degeneration of the Spine and Extremities

Online $40.00 2 Wesley Duval, DC, DACBR

This course is accredited in the following states:

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This course is accredited in the following Canadian Provinces:

British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon,

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Topic: Radiology 203: Degenerative Joint Conditions of the Spine & Extremities

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Wesley R. Duval, DC, DACBR

This course will cover the basics of joint degeneration of the spine and extremities so that the practicing chiropractor will know how to identify it when they see it and how to differentially diagnose it from other conditions that present with overlapping radiographic signs.  Improve your chiropractic skill set expanding your value to your chiropractic practice while earning online chiropractic CE.

Course Outline:

  • Intro to degenerative joint disease / degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal Degeneration
    • Cervical spine
    • Thoracic spine
    • Lumbar spine / pelvis
    • Extremity joint degeneration
    • Upper extremities
    • Lower extremities

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the basics of joint degeneration of the spine
  • Explore the degenerative process as applied the extremities
  • Investigate differential diagnosis from a radiographic perspective
  • Summarized degenerative radiographic findings from head to toe

Dr. Wesley Duval is an assistant professor of Radiology at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. He is also the founder of Rapid Read, LLC, and consults nationally with chiropractors who use his expertise in diagnostic imaging interpretation to help them and their patients.  He received his B.S from The University of Maryland, College Park, and his DC degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1997.  After ten-years in private practice in Southern California and Maryland, Dr. Duval decided to focus on radiology and moved to Dallas where he accepted a radiology residency position at Parker University.  Dr. Duval received his DACBR in 2011.  Dr. Duval is a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), American College of Chiropractic Radiology (ACCR) and Council on Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). In addition to teaching, Dr. Duval spends a fair amount of his free time at his three children’s sporting events and enjoys enhancing the quality of images provided by chiropractors that he reads for.  He currently resides in Southlake, TX with his wife, Wendy, and their three boys, Jack, Cade, and Luke.


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