Radiological anatomy

Anatomy encompasses the structure, position, and interrelation of any parts of an organism. Radiopaedia.org aims to eventually cover the entire human anatomy, particularly in relation to the practice of radiology. All articles use standard anatomic conventional nomenclature and the anatomic position.

Although an understanding of both macroscopical and microscopical anatomy is important for the radiologist, the nature of radiological modalities will determine the relevance of any anatomic information. With improved resolution of imaging modalities or even entirely new modalities, smaller anatomical detail will become more relevant.

The Radiopaedia.org anatomy articles mostly follow the standard anatomy article structure, highlighting several anatomical aspects, followed by information that is particularly relevant for radiologists (variant anatomy, radiographic features, developmental/embryological aspects, related pathology).

You can see our anatomy curriculum here.


Radiological anatomy

The anatomy section is organised into seven expandable chapters based on regional body systems:

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Article Information

rID: 33444
Section: Anatomy
Tag: anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anatomy
  • Radiology anatomy
  • Radiologic anatomy
  • Anatomy of radiology

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    Figure 1: elbow radiological anatomy
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    Figure 2: elbow radiological anatomy (lateral)
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