MRS204 Sectional Anatomy (8)

Students build on foundation knowledge and understanding of anatomy to explore structures and tissues in cross section. The subject considers the normal cross-sectional anatomy of the major skeletal and soft tissue structures of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and limbs enabling consideration of imaging pathology. The normal image appearance of the structures and their relationships, as demonstrated in multiple sectional planes on plain and contrast x-rays, CT, MRI and, where appropriate, co-registration with physiological imaging (SPECT and PET), will be considered in detail.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS204. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

Assumed Knowledge

BMS191 and BMS192 Human Bioscience 1 and 2 

MRS121 Introduction to Medical Radiation Science

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and apply understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology using cross sectional imaging in CT, MRI, SPECT and PET (MRPBA Domain 1.1);
  • be able to demonstrate critical thinking, analytical appraisal and reflective skills related to clinical imaging, problem solving and decision making (MRPBA Domain 4.1a-c); and
  • be able to describe and explain the principles of patient information management systems and 3D datasets for diagnostic image production (MRPBA Domain 1.2).


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sectional anatomy (CT, MRI, SPECT and PET image driven)
  • Head and neck
  • Chest and heart
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Extremities

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.