Lesson Overview

Access: 60 days  Cost: $120.00 NZD  Study Time: 4 hrs (approx.)  CPD Certificate provided.

This introductory course is available FREE with other units in the Medical Imaging series. 

What is the course about?

Introduction to Medical Imaging provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts, investigations, safety, evaluation and interpretation to help you understand, select, interpret and communicate imaging information safely and effectively in clinical practice. 

This course will not teach you how to read images but will provide important information to enhance the utilisation & interpretation of imaging in your clinical practice.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to Allied Health Professionals practicing in all areas of the health care system. You do not need prior experience in ordering medical imaging to do this course. 

In this course we cover:

Key Concepts of Radiology
  • Basics of radiologic evaluation
  • Imaging safety
  • ABC’s approach to x-ray viewing
  • The 11 predictors of skeletal pathology

Advanced Imaging

Utility and utilisation of advanced imaging modalities

  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Bone Scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computerised tomography (CT)

Fractures and Dislocations

  • Classification & descriptions
  • Paediatric fractures
  • Fracture healing
  • Complications of fractures & dislocations
  • Utility of x-ray and advanced imaging investigations

Radiology in Practice
  • Integrating imaging into your practice
  • Role of imaging in the diagnostic process
  • Imaging Referral Guidelines
  • How to write a radiology referral
  • Reading the radiology report
  • Avoiding error
  • Communicating results to the patient. 

Clinical Reference Sheets

  • Summary tables of imaging modality utility
  • Referral guidelines
  • Online radiology resources

Learning Activities:
  • Handouts (5)
  • Video presentations (6)
  • Quizzes (3)

Study Time:
Approx. 4 hours 

The program is being delivered in partnership with Key Clinical Skills (Canada) with registration and additional support provided by the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Some elements of this presentation may be specific to the Canadian health system and some features such as recertification programmes may not be available outside Canada. 

Information in this course should not replace imaging referral and practice guidelines in your area. 

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. About you

    3. About your instructor

    4. Copyright Warning Notice

    1. In this Unit:

    2. Key Concepts of Radiology

    3. Basics of Radiology Evaluation

    4. Test Your Knowledge!

    5. Key Concepts of Radiology │ Quiz

    1. In this Unit:

    2. Advanced Imaging

    3. Test Your Knowledge!

    4. Advanced Imaging │ Quiz

    1. In this Unit:

    2. Fractures and Dislocations │ Part 1

    3. Fractures and Dislocations │ Part 2

    4. Test Your Knowledge!

    5. Fractures and Dislocations │ Quiz

    1. In this Unit:

    2. Radiology in Practice

    1. Clinical Reference Sheets

    2. Medical Imaging │ Clinical Reference Sheets

About this course

  • $120.00
  • 23 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content


Instructor Dr Jack Miller


Dr. Miller completed his BSc in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He then spent six years in New Zealand where he completed the Post-Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in 1984 being the first non-New Zealander to do so. During this program he had the opportunity to be directly mentored by both Robin McKenzie and Brian Mulligan. On returning to Canada, he went on to complete a Masters of Clinical Science at Western University in London and a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine in the USA.

Jack has been the senior editor of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Journal, an executive member of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA, the President of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy, a member of the CPA Specialization accreditation committee, the conference chair for IFOMPT 2012, and a founding member of the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association.

He has presented at conferences internationally, published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, multiple textbook chapters and taught high level, evidence-based manual therapy courses internationally since 1990.

Jack holds an academic teaching position at the University of Toronto is a co-director of Key Clinical Skills and works clinically as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist triaging for fluoroscopy-guided spine injections procedures.