Image Interpretation


Image Interpretation of Radiological Images

Online medical course in Image Interpretation

Online medical course that equips you with the skills to interpret radiological images correctly, improving patient outcomes and reducing risks.

Image Interpretation online medical course equips you with the skills to interpret radiological images correctly, improving patient outcomes and reducing risks. The programme has been developed in the UK by the College of Radiographers and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare. This online medical course covers a wide range of techniques used in radiography, with sessions already available for X-ray, ultrasound and cross-sectional imaging.

The Image Interpretation programme is part of the UK College of Radiographers’ continuing professional development scheme – CPD now. So, it meets UK quality standards for professional training in this area.

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The Image Interpretation project is a fantastic resource for radiographers’ continuing professional development.

Nick Woznita, reporting radiographer at Homerton University Hospital

Healthcare staff will find the sessions invaluable as a tool to assist them to understand the wide ranging and complex appearances of both normal images and those showing pathology.

Dorothy Keane, Image Interpretation Clinical Lead

It is not only refreshing my memory of anatomy and biomechanics learnt on qualification and in my years of practice but it is teaching me new things to look for in the patient’s history and what to look out for in the resulting image.

Image Interpretation user



Image Interpretation  – A Practical e-Learning Resource for Radiographers, Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals

The Image Interpretation online medical course contains sessions that are highly interactive, with images, video clips, animations and self-assessment questions. Users view images from real medical cases, which helps to enhance their interpreting and reporting skills in authentic scenarios. Learners can identify sessions most relevant to their learning needs. They can also track their progress online and print/download certificates for a training or continuing professional development portfolio.

The learning content has been written and peer-reviewed by leading subject-matter experts.

Course Content

The e-learning sessions are clustered into discrete modules, which are arranged by subject area.

Module 1 – Image Interpretation of the Adult Skeleton: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • General Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Fractures and Pathology

Module 2 – The Appendicular Skeleton (Adults)

  • Hand
  • Carpal Bones
  • Wrist
  • Radius and Ulna
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Calcaneum
  • Knee
  • Hip

Module 3 – The Axial Skeleton (Adult)

  • Pelvis
  • Bones of the Thorax
  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Facial Bones
  • Skull

Module 4 – Image Interpretation of the Adult Skeleton: Self-evaluation

  • The Appendicular Skeleton
  • The Axial Skeleton
  • The Appendicular and Axial Skeleton

Module 5 – Plain X-rays of the Adult Chest

  • Introduction
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Normal Chest X-ray
  • Airspace Opacification
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Nodules
  • Hila, Mediastinum and Heart
  • Pleural Conditions and Diseases
  • Emergency, Lines and Instrumentation
  • Self-evaluation

Module 6 – The Paediatric Skeleton: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Bone Development
  • Pathology
  • Fractures

Module 7 – The Paediatric Skeleton: Axial and Appendicular Skeleton (Paediatric)

  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Radius and Ulna
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder and Humerus
  • Foot and Calcaneum
  • Ankle
  • Knee, Tibia and Fibula
  • Pelvis and Hip
  • Bones of the Thorax and Spine
  • Skull and Facial Bones

Module 8 – Non-accidental Injury (Paediatric)

  • Case Studies (1 to 11)

Module 9 – Image Interpretation of the Paediatric Skeleton: Self-evaluation

  • Sessions 1 to 4

Module 10 – Plain X-rays of the Adult Abdomen

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Plain Abdominal Radiograph
  • Gas and Soft Tissue Abnormalities
  • Calcifications
  • Lines and Instrumentation
  • Artefacts and Non-incidental Findings
  • Self-evaluation

Module 11 – Plain X-rays of the Paediatric Chest

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • The Normal Plain X-ray
  • Neonatal Disorders
  • Infection
  • Cystic
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Lines, Tubes and Instruments
  • Self-evaluation
  • Tumours

Module 12 – Cross-sectional Imaging

  • Introduction
  • Role of CT and MRI in Neurological Emergencies
  • Anatomy of the Brain
  • Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
  • Normal CT Neuroanatomy
  • Intercranial Haemorrhage
  • Basic Ischaemic Stroke
  • Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Self-evaluation
  • Case Studies

Module 13 – Forensic Radiography

  • Introduction
  • A Historical Perspective
  • Radiography and the Law
  • Local Provision, Building a Protocol
  • Investigation of Unexplained Injury and Death
  • A Practical Toolkit

Module 14 – Introduction to Imaging Technologies

  • Overview
  • X-ray
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety
  • X-ray Review
  • Computed Tomography Review
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Review

Module 15 – Gynaecological Ultrasound

  • Introduction and Image Optimisation
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Ovaries and Uterus
  • Ovaries and Adnexa
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Normal Early Pregnancy
  • Abnormal Early Pregnancy
  • Postmenopausal Pelvis
  • Infertility

Module 16 – Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Introduction and Image Optimisation
  • Aorta
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Gall Bladder and Biliary Tree
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Spleen
  • Miscellaneous
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma

Module 17 – Men’s Health Ultrasound

  • Testes
  • Prostate

Module 18 – Vascular Ultrasound

  • Introduction and Image Optimisation
  • Lower Limb Arteries
  • Venous Insufficiency – Session 1
  • Venous Insufficiency – Session 2
  • Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Systems – Session 1
  • Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Systems – Session 2
  • DVT

Module 19 – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Introduction and Image Optimisation
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Adult Hip
  • Paediatric Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle and Foot
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Rheumatology
  • Guided Injections

Module 20 – Head and Neck Ultrasound

  • Thyroid
  • Salivary Glands
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Cranial

Module 21 – Obstetric Ultrasound

  • Introduction
  • Biochemistry
  • Normal First Trimester
  • Abnormal First Trimester
  • Nuchal Translucency
  • Normal Fetal Anomaly Scan
  • Fetal Head and Face
  • Fetal Heart and Chest
  • Fetal Abdomen
  • Fetal Spine and Skeleton
  • Third Trimester Scans
  • Applications of Doppler Ultrasound
  • Placental and Cervical Assessment in Pregnancy
  • Multiple Pregnancy
  • Ultrasound-guided Interventional Procedures

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Key Features

Features high-quality interactive content on all areas of radiological imaging – Equips learners with the skills to interpret images correctly – Real patient cases provide experience of realistic clinical scenarios


Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, radiographers, radiologists and other healthcare professionals




12 months full access to complete the course