RATEC 127 Introduction to Sectional Anatomy • 2 Cr.


Expands knowledge of anatomy through the introduction of transverse and sagittal orientations. Students review normal anatomy of the brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and neck and spine. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the body organization and identify the anatomical planes.
  • Identify normal anatomical structures in axial, sagittal and coronal anatomical planes.
  • Differentiate between CT and MRI images and explain the major differences between these modalities.
  • Locate and describe normal anatomy on CT and MRI images.
  • Describe the normal anatomy near a given tumor location.
  • Evaluate a CT or MR image for normal anatomy vs. pathology. 
  • Describe anatomic structures in three dimensions.