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Radiology 214: Crystal Deposition Diseases

Online $40.00 2 Wesley Duval, DC, DACBR

This course is accredited in the following states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming,

This course is accredited in the following Canadian Provinces:

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

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Topic: Radiology 214: Crystal Deposition Diseases

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Wesley Duval, DC, DACBR

Course Description: This course will cover Clinical and radiographic features of gout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal depositions disease (CPPD) and hydroxyapatite deposition disease (HADD).

Course outline:

  • What is crystal deposition disease?
  • Clinical and radiographic features of gout
  • Clinical and radiographic features of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal depositions disease (CPPD)
  • Clinical and radiographic feature of hydroxyapatite deposition disease (HADD).

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the epidemiological characteristics of crystal deposition diseases and recognize their presenting clinical symptomatology and abnormal lab findings.
  • Describe the fundamental pathological changes to the skeleton and adjacent soft tissues associated with the discussed crystal deposition diseases using accepted descriptive terminology and named radiographic signs when applicable.
  • Analyze imaging studies in association with pertinent clinical information and develop a reasonable differential diagnosis with regards to the pathologies discussed.
  • Facilitate appropriate patient management, recognizing the most widely used treatment options, potential co-morbidities/complications and prognosis of the discussed disease processes.

 Dr. Duval a 1997 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is the founder of Rapid Read, LLC (www.rapidreadllc.com) and consults nationally with chiropractors who use his expertise in diagnostic imaging interpretation to help them and their patients.  He is a former Associate Professor of Radiology at Parker University in Dallas, Texas where he taught radiology for about 9 years (2008 – 2017). He received his B.S from The University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Duval spent ten-years in private practice in Southern California and Maryland before he decided to focus on radiology and moved to Dallas where he completed his residency 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 consulting, 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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