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Radiological anatomy is crucial for radiologists and forms the base for learning radiology. In their first year, residents should be well versed with normal radiographs, ultrasound, and CT anatomy followed by MRI in the consequent years. I have found the following websites quite useful for learning normal imaging anatomy and would recommend residents go through these. Also, these are very useful for students appearing for the
anatomy module of the FRCR.
We have now updated the page with
more than 20 normal radiological anatomy videos for different body parts. Also, there are videos for the basics of MRI sequences which will be beneficial for residents starting with their MR rotations. Head-to-Toe Normal Radiological Anatomy Modules
here for detailed instructions for ImagingAnatomy. These links are best viewed on Google Chrome. Quick Tip
Press ‘Ctrl+D’ (Windows)/ ‘⌘ +D’ (Mac users) to bookmark this page. On mobile devices, use the Bookmark 🔖 option in your browser settings.
Headneckbrainspine.com Anatomy Modules Update: “Since Adobe no longer supports Flash Player after December 31, 2020, and blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems” – Adobe.com Update 2: The domain name for the headneckbrainspine has expired and it cannot be accessed. Update 3: There is a workaround to use these anatomy modules on desktops computers. Click here to know how can you view HNBS anatomy modules.
Due to this recent change, the anatomy modules WILL NOT work on Internet Explorer or Chrome using the methods described below.
I will update this section if there is any new development.
Headneckbrainspine.com is an excellent resource for anatomy but it does not run on many devices and browsers, including Chrome. Also, it has been reported to be down a few times. These modules WILL not run on android and iOS mobile devices and iPads.
I can’t access headneckbrainspine.com anatomy modules. What are the solutions and alternatives?
Currently, no solutions are available. I shall update if I come to know anything. Let me know in the comments below if you know of one!
Radiological Anatomy Reference Books Radiological Anatomy Video Tutorials
Index of normal radiological anatomy videos:
Chest X-ray Abdominal Radiograph Ultrasound abdomen Head CT Normal Anatomy and Introduction Temporal Bone CT and MRI Paranasal Sinuses Suprahyoid neck CT head and neck angiography Neck Nodes Levels CT Thorax Normal Radiological Anatomy Tutorial: CT Abdomen MRI Brain Cervical Spine MRI MRI Knee MRI Shoulder MRI Ankle
Also refer to this article:
MRI evaluation of Ankle MRI Elbow MRI Wrist MRI Hip Bonus Videos: MRI Basic Sequences Body MRI Sequences Useful Online References for Radiological Anatomy:
All credit goes to the original content creators for putting in all the hard work. I have only made it convenient for all of us. Feel free to request/suggest additional anatomy modules
here. Radiology Masterclass: a Very good resource for students starting their radiology residency. University of Washington: Not only do they cover MSK radiological anatomy, they have an extensive library of MSK resources. Imaios E-Anatomy: They have excellent illustrations for all modalities and systems. However, most of the content requires a premium membership. Headneckbrainspine.com: an excellent website which has detailed anatomy pertaining to the head and neck and has nearly 500 CT/ MR cases with a short description of each case. Frietsrad:: Detailed MSK MRI anatomy. Standford MSK MRI: Interestingly the site is called xrayhead.com! Illustrations are good but not as good as Frietsrad. Imaging Anatomy: I have discovered this one recently, but this is the best of the lot! It has excellent anatomy modules in 3D MPR format. All their modules have options to display the label by default and on mouse over as well. Just like you would view on any imaging workstation. It also has a unique module for Ultrasound knobology which a newly joined radiology residents would find useful. W- Radiology: Although they have fewer illustrations for their images, they cover almost all systems. Seattle Children’s Hospital – Radiology Atlases Cross-section Tutorials: An old website but covers most of the systems Radiopedia: Probably the most accessed radiology reference website. They have an anatomy section as well, however, most of it is plain text and very few illustrations currently. Hence it features lower down on the list:
About the Author Dr. Amar Udare, MD, DNB
Dr. Amar Udare is a board-certified radiologist. He is currently working as a fellow radiologist at McMaster University, Canada. He has a passion for teaching (#FOAMrad and #FOAMed) and has been a semi-finalist for the 2018 and 2020 Aunt-Minnie Most effective Radiology Educator Awards. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications which can be accessed on