Reading Time: 1 minute March 5, 2010 — Dr. Terry Yochum visited the campus of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Feb. 19. Yochum, a world renowned speaker on the subject of radiology and author of the book “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology,” gave a lecture to students on the fundamentals of x-ray interpretation.
Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and cum laude graduate of National College of Chiropractic, where he completed his radiology specialty. He is also a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, serving as its vice president and president for seven years.
Yochum’s speaking engagement lasted nearly two hours, going in depth into the nucleus of his book’s chapter titled Principles of Radiologic Interpretation.
The topics included:
1. How do you read an x-ray and what are the radiographic signs;
2. Using normal anatomy as a guideline to recognize irregularity;
3. Seven categories of bone disease;
4. Recognizing common patterns of periosteal response;
5. Recognizing patterns of bone destruction; and
6. Information on how to recognize infections and tumors from x-rays.
Source: Texas Chiropractic College, www.txchiro.edu