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Cervical Spine Physical Exam vs X-Rays vs CT Scan – 32nd Annual EM & Acute Care Course

The Center for Medical Education via YouTube


This course aims to teach participants how to differentiate between the cervical spine physical exam, X-rays, and CT scans in emergency care settings. The learning outcomes include understanding the benefits and limitations of each diagnostic tool, interpreting imaging results, and making informed decisions regarding patient diagnosis and therapy. The course covers topics such as the efficiency of plain films, missed fractures, and the role of CT scans in emergency care. The teaching method involves presentations based on the Emergency Medical Abstracts database, faculty panels, and real debates to synthesize literature with clinical experience. This course is intended for healthcare professionals working in emergency medicine and acute care settings.


Who is it
Step off
Time interval
Movement time
Opportunity Cost
Real Debates
Flexion Extension
Inadequate Films
Another View of the Duck
Missed Fractures
Change Behavior
Efficiency of Plain Films
CT Scan Results
CT in Plain Films
Spiral CT
Time Cost Evaluation
Journal of Trauma
Decision Making

Taught by

The Center for Medical Education


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