MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sectional Anatomy for Imaging
Assignment 2015-16

Word limit: 1,500 words ± 10% (maximum 1,650 words)

Assignment title:

With reference to a body region of your choice, discuss the anatomical and signal appearances of a common pathology as depicted by MRI and CT.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and Understanding

Successful students will typically.
1. Recognise and critically evaluate the anatomical depiction capabilities of the available sectional imaging modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

2. Develop critical responses to anatomical image appearances in unknown or unexpected contexts, such as abnormal variants or disease.

3. Synthesise the complex imaging appearances of human body structures, in order to develop a holistic overview of their inter-relationships and their relevance in health and in disease.

Skills and Attributes

4. Undertake independent visual analysis of complex multi planar images of the human body in order to provide original solutions to clinically relevant questions in diagnostic radiography and radiotherapy.