ASRT Online Learning Center

Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists


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Course: ASRT Authored Courses, Computed Tomography

Module: CT Basics: Module 8 - Cross-sectional Anatomy of the Head and Neck

Module Description:
This interactive learning module, the eighth in the CT Basics series, covers cross-sectional anatomy as seen on CT images. The course provides the necessary tools for understanding anatomy in three dimensions by demonstrating the location, function and appearance of major structures in the head and neck. The course includes review questions and is suited for technologists who are adding CT to their professional skill set. After successful completion of all 12 for-credit modules, you will receive a recognition of achievement award from the ASRT.


Buy the "CT Basics" curriculum totaling 16.00 CE or purchase the 12 modules separately.
Audience: Radiologic Technologists
Prerequisites: None


Learning Objectives
• Name and describe the anatomical planes of the body.
• List and define directional terminology related to the body.
• Describe human embryo development.
• Name the major structures of the head and neck discussed in this module.
• Describe the function of each anatomical structure discussed in this module.
• Locate specific organs or structures on a schematic or CT image.
• Identify the anatomical plane in which cross-sectional images were either acquired or reformatted.
• Recall the structures of the human vascular system.
• Name the 12 cranial nerves, their distribution and function.
• Identify selected muscular structures.


Author: Bettye G. Wilson, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS, FASRT
About the author: Bettye G. Wilson, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS, FASRT, works as an educator at the University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala.


Author: ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
About the author: The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 2.00
Price: $40.00