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Radiology Review:  Pediatric X-Ray Essentials

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 17, 2016

Course Description:

Pediatric X-ray diagnoses pose challenges to clinicians for several reasons. Distinct disease processes occur throughout the body and present differently in children than they do in adults. This course focuses on a few entities unique to the pediatric age group and examines a few normal variants that often lead to confusion and misdiagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an age-based approach to pediatric hip pain
  • Select the most reasonable next imaging examination based on plain film findings
  • Discuss causes and treatments of retrophayngeal abscess
  • Understand why limiting pediatric exposure to xrays is so important
  • Describe the differences between croup and epiglotitis on plain films

Faculty Bio:  Jonathan Gusdorff, DO

Jonathan Gusdorff, DO is a board-certified radiologist who offers unique insights into the urgent care industry. He obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Bryn Mawr Hospital and then a postgraduate fellowship in Neuroradiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, due to emerging trends in medicine, Dr. Gusdorff decided to pursue a career as an urgent care entrepreneur. He saw great opportunities in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area, a region of the country that was ripe for high-quality, immediate medical services outside the hospital environment. His first center was profitable within six months. Within 2.5 years later, he opened three additional centers across two counties in the suburban Philadelphia market. Even in the face of competition emerging in the area, Gusdorff continued to operate his centers in the black. He is considered an expert with competencies related to opening centers and making them profitable relatively quickly. He also an expert in finding new opportunities for centers to deliver better, more efficient healthcare to patients, and decreasing costs without sacrificing overall care. At his centers, best practices were implemented, outcomes were positive and satisfied patients and staff were the norm. In January 2015, Dr. Gusdorff sold his four centers to a larger urgent care company from Maryland. Dr. Gusdorff's goals now are focused around helping new or struggling urgent care and primary care practices achieve the same results his centers realized. Sharing his operational and marketing expertise and then watching his clients benefit from their new success has become his passion.
Credit Information:


Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 


Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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