Surface and Radiological Anatomy with a Clinical Perspective eBook PDF Download
Surface and Radiological Anatomy with a Clinical Perspective book is best one for the Medical Radiological Residents and interns too for their Clinical knowledge and Exposure. Surface anatomy is defined as to outline the organs and important internal structures on the surface of the body. The surface anatomy is very much essential because the body cannot be opened everytime, a diagnosis of a disease needs to be done as to which organ is affected. Surface anatomy knowledge enables the clinician to assess the internal organs from the surface by clinical examination. Hence, surface anatomy though neglected has to
be given more importance as it is widely used by the clinicians. The knowledge is useful during feeling of pulse, measurement of blood pressure, hearing heart and breathing sounds, identification of organomegaly, incision and drainage, aspirations like lumbar puncture and
Surface and Radiological Anatomy with a Clinical Perspective
This is described as the human body standing upright with the hands supinated and the feet resting on the ground completely. In this position, all the joints are in extended position and the eyes looking straight forward. The upper limbs are dropping down in adducted position . The lower limbs are placed at foot width with the toes directed forward.
Thus, the anatomical position is defined as “body in erect posture, with upper limbs on the sides, with palms and feet directed forward and eyes directed toward the horizon”.
The position is important to know as all the planes and imaginary lines are drawn in this anatomical position and used as universal reference.
The surface anatomy of every structure and organ is drawn on the surface of the human bodies keeping the anatomical position in mind.
About the Author
Dr Lakshmi M, DNB (Internal Medicine), currently working as Senior Resident in the Department of General Medicine, Shri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.We are also grateful to Dr Rashmi CR, who is instrumental in bringing to our notice about the need of such a learning material.