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Course Information

Course: Anatomy and Physiology

Module: Applied Anatomy of the Thyroid

Module Description:
Audience: Radiologic Technologists and Sonographers interested in a comprehensive overview of the thyroid.
Prerequisites: None
Skill Level: Intermediate
The course emphasizes the normal structure and function of the thyroid gland and discusses common disease entities and imaging modalities used to diagnose disease. A review of the histology is used to enable understanding of the physiology and diseases of the thyroid. Review of the anatomy is used to enable understanding of the imaging aspects of the thyroid structure in health and disease.

Learning Objectives
• Describe the basic anatomy including the division into component parts, the normal size shape, position and character
• Discuss the physiology of the thyroid
• Describe the common diseases of the thyroid including thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis
• Describe the commonly used modalities for thyroid imaging, particularly ultrasound and nuclear medicine

Author: Dr. Ashley Davidoff
About the author:

Ashley Davidoff, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Radiology, Co-Director of Abdominal Imaging, and Director of Radiologic Education at Caritas St Elizabeth's Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts Medical School. Dr. Davidoff graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in medicine, with subsequent Fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; Fellow in Cardiac Pathology, Children's Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA; Fellow in Angiography and Interventional Radiology at Harvard Medical School; Residency in General Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor in Radiology, Ultrasound Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Davidoff is a member of the Radiological Society of North America since 1991, and is published in numerous peer review journals, including book chapters. He has an interest in art and medicine and currently has an exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston.



Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 1.50
Price: $30.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/1/2019: 11:59 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
4 months and 9 days

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 1.50
Price: $27.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/1/2019: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
4 months and 10 days