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Course description: 

Identify anatomical surface landmarks and regions of the abdomen. This module will also help you identify and describe the function of major muscles of the abdomen, lobes of the liver, stomach, gallbladder and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, and kidneys. It also focuses on the significance of the peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces and teaches you to identify anatomical structures on CT and MR images in the axial, coronal and sagittal imaging planes.

Sectional Anatomy Essentials Module 7: The Abdomen is the seventh in a series of nine modules.



Course objectives: 

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

• Distinguish the anatomical surface landmarks and regions of the abdomen. 
• Explain the Addison planes. 
• Locate the vertebral structures of the abdomen. 
• Identify the major muscles of the abdomen, locate their insertion points and describe their functions. 
• Locate and identify the lobes of the liver. 
• Describe the biliary system. 
• Explain the location and general function of the stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands and kidneys. 
• Name and explain the significance of the peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces. 
• Locate each anatomical structure on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound images in the axial, coronal, sagittal and orthogonal (oblique) cross-sectional imaging planes.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium. 

Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

ASRT: American Society Of Radiologic Technologists

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