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This learning pathway combines a cervical spine radiographic interpretation lecture by MSK radiologist Matt Skalski with additional audio commentary, cases and quizzes by Andrew Dixon, to create a unique online learning experience (see topics). The pathway covers the majority of pathologies you may encounter in the cervical spine ranging from degenerative disease to trauma, with original illustrations used throughout.

  • video teaching by Matt Skalski (85 mins)
  • audio guide by Andrew Dixon
  • 30 mystery cases, 25 annotated review cases and 20 MCQs
  • related articles and illustrations
  • English subtitles and transcripts
  • official completion certificate

Approx. completion time = 4 hrs

"Amazingly put together and very informative"

"A great course for a radiology resident preparing for overnight on call"

"The points I learnt are more than I learnt throughout my training... invaluable and highly recommended" 

Intended audience

This learning pathway is intended for a broad audience including doctors, medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, chiropractors and physician assistants. The course will be most useful to those directly involved in the investigation and management of neck pain. It is pitched at a higher level than our upper limb injury learning pathways, and even experienced practitioners may find value in completing the course.

12 Months Access

$18.00 USD

Online access to the complete learning pathway for 12 months


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Pathway Overview
Audio transcript

This learning pathway has an interesting origin story. I invited Matt Skalski to record a cervical spine x-ray lecture for our Radiopaedia Virtual Conference and when he sent me back his 85 minute recorded lecture I was blown away by how engaging and detailed it was, and also by how beautifully it was illustrated. I really felt like it was too good to be just another lecture. So after the conference I asked Matt if he wouldn't mind if I converted it into an online course by breaking it down into a series of shorter videos and by pinning a series of cases, quizzes, articles and illustrations around it. And, well, this learning pathway is the result. I've been reporting cervical spine x-rays for many years and I still found that I learned lots of great new tips from Matt's lecture. The content is pitched at higher level than our existing upper limb x-ray learning pathways, and there is a bit of assumed knowledge, but with the addition of the related articles and annotated review cases it is probably fairly accessible to most learners. So, if you are keen to take your cervical spine x-ray interpretation stills to the next level, then please register and I'll guide you through Matt's great lecture.  


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