Radiology Resources | Glossary of Anatomical Terms
Dissection gives the student a three dimensional view of the structures of the human body. Knowledge acquired in the laboratory and in the study of cross-sectional anatomy provides the student with an understanding of the relationships between these structures. This understanding, in turn, allows the student to read radiological images, whether they be x-rays, CT scans or MRI's. Here you will have an opportunity to view images of actual human cross-sections and MRI's taken at approximately the same level of the human body. Labeled frontal sections are also shown here. You must be able to identify all the structures shown in this section.
A series of radiological images of the thorax, both with and without labels, follows. Please note that you may or may not be responsible (see section above) for indentifying the structures shown in this section.
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