Fundamentals of Sectional Anatomy Second Edition
The intent of this revised Fundamentals of Sectional Anatomy Second Edition, An Imaging Approach remains unchanged from the first edition—to facilitate the learning of anatomy, section by section, in virtually any plane. Students studying any imaging modality, whether it be radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiac interventional, vascular interventional, or radiation therapy, should optimally be proficient in their ability to identify organs from any perspective, as well as spatially rotate those agencies mentally. They also should be able to visualize organs concerning their approximate
location within the body, size, and relationship to other organs.
In keeping with current imaging trends, over 200 MR images have been added to the chapters on the neck, abdomen, and pelvis. Also, there are many new line art pieces. A study of the muscles found in the region of the thorax is unique to this Fundamentals of Sectional Anatomy Second Edition, and existing images have had labels of the muscles added. The introduction has substantive changes reflecting those in imaging. It has also been expanded to include information on the anatomical position, directional terms, body planes, body cavities, body habitus, and abdominopelvic quadrants and regions.
Given this extensive revision, it now warrants being designated as Chapter 1 instead of being just an introduction as it was in the previous edition. A section of review questions have been added at the end. The material in Chapter 6, “Abdomen,” has been rearranged to correspond more closely with the ordering of equipment in anatomy and physiology books.
Also, images have been more prominently labeled concerning the imaging plane. In Fundamentals of Sectional Anatomy Second Edition, the Learning objectives and a chapter summary have been added to each chapter to provide students with a useful study aid and highlight key ideas presented throughout the chapters.
The Fundamentals of Sectional Anatomy Second Edition book can be used in conjunction with lectures on the subject of sectional anatomy or as an independent