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Yale University

Visualizing the Living Body: Diagnostic Imaging

Yale University via Coursera

Overview

This course teaches learners the underlying principles behind conventional radiography, computerized axial tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. The radiology of chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, spine and brain are taught in this course using a combination of lectures and extensive practical activities and assessments.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
Describe the principles of conventional radiography, CT MRI and ultrasound
Describe systematic approaches to imaging interpretation
Describe the use of windowing in CT
Describe sequences in MRI and their relevance.

This course is part 4/4 in the Yale Human Anatomy Specialization.

Topics covered in the lectures include: Introductions to conventional radiography, computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), chest radiology, CT of chest, chest radiology: introduction to pathology, normal CT anatomy of the abdomen, renal anatomy, colon cancer, renal neoplasm, normal pelvic imaging, normal male pelvis imaging, normal female pelvis imaging, radiology of the upper extremities, radiology of the lower extremities, musculoskeletal imaging modalities, introduction to spine radiographs, skull radiography, brain CT imaging fundamentals, brain CT imaging pathology, brain: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and brain MRI pathology

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Radiology
    • In this module you'll learn the principles of diagnostic imaging, be introduced to conventional radiography, computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Chest Radiology
    • This module covers chest radiology, CT of chest, and an introduction to chest radiology pathology
  • Abdomen Radiology
    • This module covers normal CT anatomy of the abdomen, renal anatomy, colon cancer, and renal neoplasm
  • Pelvis Radiology
    • This module covers normal pelvic imaging, normal male pelvis imaging, normal female pelvis imaging,
  • Extremities Radiology
    • This module covers radiology of the upper extremities, radiology of the lower extremities, and musculoskeletal imaging modalities
  • Skull and Brain Radiology
    • This module covers skull radiography, brain CT imaging fundamentals, brain CT imaging pathology, brain: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and brain MRI pathology
  • Spine Radiology
    • This module covers and introduction to spine radiographs

Taught by

William B. Stewart and Charles Duncan

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  • Negovha Vhonani
    I had a great time and learnt a lot from this particular course and now i know some of the things i didn't know

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