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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sectional Imaging


Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 15 to 20 hours (approximately 8 weeks).

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.

Version 1 and 2: August 1999 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the proper orientation of cross-sectional images; discuss the proper orientation of cross sectional images; locate each anatomical structure on CT, MR, and ultrasound images in the transverse axial, coronal, sagittal, and oblique cross-sectional imaging planes; identify routine, general anatomy of the cranium, thorax, and abdomen; identify sectional anatomy of the major muscles and bones; and describe the relationship of each structure to surrounding structures. Version 2: Students will be able to: differentiate between the sagittal, coronal, axial and oblique planes of the body; identify anatomy of the skull, thorax, torso, and extremities; name the anatomical surface landmarks of the skull, thorax, torso and extremities; identify the different types of diagnostic medical imaging modalities and list their uses, advantages, and disadvantages; describe the structure and function of the ear and locate the components of the eye; locate and identify the anatomical structures of the brainstem; describe the differences between cervical, lumbar, and thoracic vertebra; identify the major curves found in the vertebral column and the major muscle groups supporting the spine; label the chambers of the heart on sectional images and the structures separating the mediastinal and pleural cavities; discuss the Addison planes in correlation with axial, coronal, sagittal cross-sectional images; identify and describe the location and function of the components of the male and female reproductive systems; and identify major arteries and veins of the brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis and upper and lower extremities.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: sectional imaging; correlation of CT, MRI, and cadaver images; routine anatomy and sectional anatomy of the cranium, thorax, and abdomen; miscellaneous anatomy of the bones and major muscles.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (10/03) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation) (10/23 revalidation).