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Course description: 

Utilizing multiple imaging modalities, this course explores the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas, a gland located deep within the abdomen with two vital functions: supplying the intestines with digestive juices; and, secreting hormones - including insulin - that regulate the body's use of sugars and starches. The learner will also gain an understanding of the more common pathological conditions affecting the pancreas, including pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma. The course will also explore the specific diagnostic procedures associated with those conditions. The learner will be able to apply the anatomical knowledge attained in his/her effort to identify and contrast normal and abnormal images, as well as how anatomy applies in certain situations.

 

 

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Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the basic anatomy of the pancreas
  • Locate this organ within the abdominal cavity and identify the main structures of the pancreas utilizing cross sectional medical imaging
  • Discuss the pancreas' function and its relation to the other organs in the abdominal region
  • Describe the basic pathological conditions of the pancreas and how these may affect its structure and function
  • Compare and contrast normal and abnormal images of the pancreas
  • Differentiate the role of CT, US, and MRI in imaging studies of the pancreas
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

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