RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy • 5 Cr.


Presents normal human anatomy in various planes using Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), interventional, and cardiac catheter images. Either RAIT 301 or IMAGE 250 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 with a C (2.0) or better and admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify normal anatomy of structures listed in the content using images from various special imaging modalities.
  • Predict the relative location of structures surrounding those presented in images.
  • Explain the physiology and circulatory patterns of major organs and structures
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy taking into account anatomic variances, and discussing supporting evidence.
  • Compare and contrast CT (Computed Tomography) and MR (Magnetic Resonance) images, including a discussion of their respective roles and effectiveness in diagnostic accuracy for specific cases.
  • Analyze and apply the selection process of imaging technology and protocol based on specific cases
  • Debate the level of uncertainties associated with interpreting anatomical images and present strategies on how to handle these uncertainties