PA Anatomy: Imaging Overview


This site serves as an introduction to the types of imaging that will be reviewed in all of the imaging anatomy teaching sessions. You should come to class prepared to do the following:

1) recognize each type of imaging, and what physical property is used to generate the image

2) describe which use ionizing radiation and which do not

3) list specific technical factors that are important for each type of imaging

4) know proper terminology to describe WHITE and BLACK areas on each type of imaging

5) list several general types of disease that are best displayed by each type of imaging

6) list one type of disease that is not well demonstrated by each type of imaging