Dr. Beverly Harger

Dr. Beverly Harger creates an interactive learning environment that stimulates interest in the role of imaging in patient care. Her programs motivate clinicians to remain up to date on current concepts in clinical imaging. Her imaging presentations are interesting and helpful in providing doctors with practical radiographic and clinical information for their daily practice.

Dr. Harger is a chiropractic radiologist with more than 28 years of clinical experience. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Western States (UWS) in 1987. In 1992, she completed her radiology residency at UWS and attained

her diplomate status from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. She is a professor and director of the MS in diagnostic imaging. as well as the clinical radiologist for UWS.


Her presentations address the importance of knowing imaging algorithms and understanding when imaging has a role in establishing diagnosis. Utilizing radiology case studies, clinicians will learn to differentiate many common conditions and not-so-common conditions, along with patient history and physical examination.


Dr. Harger holds memberships in the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging and the American Chiropractic College of Radiology. She was named the UWS Outstanding Faculty in 2013.

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Cervical Spine Imaging in Patients with Trauma


Course description: This course will review the role of imaging when evaluating patients with cervical spine trauma, focusing on plain film radiography. Discussion of the importance of knowing current imaging algorithms and understanding when imaging has a role in establishing diagnosis will be emphasized. This course will also prepare the clinician by improving knowledge of the range of cervical spine fractures. A targeted approach to evaluation will be reviewed to improve interpretation skills. Additionally, utilizing radiology case studies, clinicians will learn to differentiate potential diagnostic pitfalls when interpreting radiographs of their patients that have sustained trauma.


Course outline:

  • Review imaging algorithm and develop a targeted approach to interpretation - 1 hour

  • Review of cervical spine fractures and of the potential pitfalls to interpretation - 1 hour

  • Case studies with emphasis on the role of plain film radiography and computed tomography - 2 hours


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