Beverly Harger, DC, DACBR, is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS). She is currently the director of radiology at University of Western States with her primary responsibility being a consultant for chiropractic clinicians. She is an active member of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology and the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. As an educator in chiropractic radiology with more than 30 years of teaching experience her programs are designed to emphasize what clinicians need to know for improved patient care and management.
In conjunction with a focused history and physical examination, imaging studies play an important role in accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment of patients. Using a case-based approach this presentation will focus on frequently missed, overlooked, or misdiagnosed conditions of the spine and extremities. These conditions when not diagnosed early and managed appropriately may result in long-term pain and disability. Clinical cases will be used as a basis to explore when and what diagnostic imaging studies yield the most appropriate outcomes.