This on-demand course offers students a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy, focusing on body parts and their functions across systems, utilizing different imaging modalities. Students will also gain proficiency in anatomical coding systems, clinical terminology, and disease correlation to body parts, covering topics such as anatomy history, nervous system, chest and abdomen, bones, circulatory, and endocrine systems.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Accurately identify and label the major body parts that make up each body system.
  • Explain the function of each body part within the different body systems.
  • Recognize and utilize different anatomical coding systems.
  • Effectively communicate with medical professionals about healthcare technology issues, using appropriate clinical terminology.
  • Identify and relate diseases to the corresponding body part and function.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 6 hours completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is suitable for a variety of individuals who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of clinical anatomy and systems. Some potential candidates for this course include:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical coders and billers
  • Health information management professionals
  • Researchers and educators
  • Individuals interested in healthcare technology

Overall, this course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of clinical anatomy and systems, and develop skills in anatomical coding systems, clinical terminology, and disease identification.

Content Outline

Module 1: History and Coding

  • History
  • Background
  • Record keeping and errors
  • Coding systems
  • Structured text
  • Classifications

Module 2: Nervous System

  • Skull
  • Anatomy
  • Functions
  • Imaging of the skull
  • Spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Imaging of the spine

Module 3: Chest and Abdomen

  • Chest
  • Respiratory system
  • Imaging of the chest
  • Abdomen
  • Digestive system
  • Imaging of the abdomen

Module 4: Bones and Skeleton

  • Axial skeleton
  • Skull and thorax
  • Upper extremities, shoulder, arms and joints
  • Lower extremities, hips, legs and feet
  • Imaging the skeleton

Module 5: Circulatory System

  • Heart and great vessels
  • Major branches
  • Cerebral and peripheral circulation
  • Imaging the circulatory system

Module 6: Endocrine System

  • Endocrine and reproductive system
  • Audio-visual system
  • Imaging these systems

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 6.0 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

Note: In order to receive credits for any events/learning you attend you must select your eligible credit types found in the CE & Certification section of your MySIIM Account profile.

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  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Pathology
  • Training

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Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Vendor


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