E1192. A Carpenter's Toolbox: A Review of Normal Measurements and Angle for Musculoskeletal Imaging
  1. Asif Jamal; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  2. Chinky Patel ; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  3. Omar Afzal; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  4. Andrew Mitchell; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Radiographic anatomy plays key role in diagnosis. The purpose of this educational exhibit is not only to review the anatomy of major joints but also to develop a checklist method by which residents and fellows can confidently diagnose pathology based on appropriate measurements of abnormal joints.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Review of the normal anatomy and measurable spacing of the craniocervical junction, shoulder, sternoclavicular joint, elbow, wrist, vertebra, SI joints, pelvis, hips, knee, and ankle. Case-based review or abnormal versus normal measurements and angles in the aforementioned joints. Statistics of our own resident and fellow misses before and after this education review. Plan to develop a web application with our study to allow easy reference for other students and teaching centers.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
In our exhibit, we discuss the salient anatomical features of selected joints with important landmarks that are necessary in radiographic measurements, range of measurements, how to perform them, and how to interpret them.

Accurate application of musculoskeletal measurements can limit the hospitalization of the patient, decrease healthcare cost, be a learning tool for trainees, and last but not the least a very powerful and simple tool for radiological assessment.