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MRTY5091: Multiplanar Anatomy B

Detailed anatomy of the brain is presented in this unit. The regions studied are the brain stem, cranial nerves and nuclei, cerebellum, diencephalon, cerebral hemisphere and cortex, basal ganglia, limbic system, ventricular system and the blood supply. The practical component involves interpretation of soft copy MR images. The advantage of specific planes with respect to the demonstration of specific pathologies will be discussed. This unit is targeted at professionals primarily working with MRI, but NM or RT professionals intensively utilizing CT as an anatomic imaging tool would also benefit from this unit. A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit. The delivery will be in distance education mode and will utilise a range of media.

Code MRTY5091
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify anatomical structures and structural features in axial, coronal and sagittal planes of the brain region, in order to correctly label structures in MR and CT images.
  • LO2. Examine function and location of structures in the brain region, in order to explain their relationship to other structures in axial, coronal and sagittal planes.
  • LO3. Apply knowledge of neuroanatomy to written and verbal discussions, in order to engage and communicate effectively with peers from medical radiation science community
  • LO4. Apply knowledge of the location and function of neuroanatomical structures and disease processes, in order to examine anatomical changes and clinical presentations related to pathology in the brain region
  • LO5. Search a database using Boolean logic and flexible vocabulary, in order to retrieve articles that are relevant to brain pathology and current imaging technologies
  • LO6. Synthesise published literature and available information of normal anatomy and pathology related to neuroanatomy, in order to create an educational resource in a format suitable for a medical radiation science audience.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.