Gross anatomy
Microscopic anatomy
Cell biology (Cytology) & cytogenetics
Surface anatomy
Radiological anatomy

what is gross anatomy?

the branch of anatomy that deals with the structure of organs and tissues that are visible to the naked eye.


what is microscopic anatomy?

a branch of anatomy that relies on the use of microscopes to examine the smallest structures of the body; tissues, cells, and molecules


what is Cell biology (Cytology) & cytogenetics?

Cytogenetics is essentially a branch of genetics but is also a part of cell biology/cytology (a subdivision of human anatomy), that is concerned with how the chromosomes relate to cell behavior, particularly to their behavior during mitosis and meiosis.


what is Surface anatomy?

the study of the external features of the body


what is Radiological anatomy?

where your human anatomy knowledge meets clinical practice


why is gross anatomy useful?

Gross anatomy of the human body or other animals seeks to understand the relationship between components of an organism in order to gain a greater appreciation of the roles of those components and their relationships in maintaining the functions of life.


why is microscopic anatomy useful?

people can learn about the structure of cells and how they relate to each other


why is Cell biology (Cytology) & cytogenetics useful?

plays a major role in diagnosis


why is Surface anatomy useful?

key to interpreting normal anatomy on medical images and being able to describe the location, appearance and relationships of palpable anatomical structures


why is Radiological anatomy useful?

It gathers several non-invasive methods for visualizing the inner body structures


name a profession that use gross anatomy

  • 3.1. Ophthalmic Technician. ...
  • Physical Therapist. Philadelphia, PA. ...
  • 3.3. Nuclear Medicine Technologist. ...
  • 3.5. Autopsy Tech Chief. ...
  • 3.0. Anatomical Assistant Laboratory Technician - CO. ...
  • 3.5. Pathology Assistant. ...
  • 4.1. Coordinator, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix) ...

name a profession that uses microscopic anatomy

  • Histology Technician. Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey. ...
  • Pathology Lab Assistant. new. ...
  • Online Anatomy & Physiology Faculty (Part-time) ...
  • Science Professor Online (Part-time) ...
  • Pathologists' Assistant. ...
  • Research Lab Technician II, Neurobiology and Anatomy. ...
  • Histologist. ...
  • Medical Laboratory Technician.

name a profession that uses Cell biology (Cytology) & cytogenetics

lab professionals


name a profession that uses Surface anatomy

osteopaths, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and massage therapists


name a profession that uses Radiological anatomy

radiologic technologists, cardiovascular technologists, MRI technicians, and ultrasound technicians


what bone structures does gross anatomy use?

Structures such as muscles, bones, digestive organs or skin can be examined


what bone structures use microscopic anatomy?

an osteon (or Haversian system)


What is the application of cytogenetics in biology?

testing samples of tissue, blood, or bone marrow in a laboratory to look for changes in chromosomes, including broken, missing, rearranged, or extra chromosomes


name an area where Surface anatomy can be examined

the palm of the hand, the sole of the foot, and the nape of the neck


How is anatomy used in radiology?

RADIOLOGY as a method of diagnosis is essentially applied anatomy


What is used in the study of gross anatomy?

on cadavers through dissection or with noninvasive methods through medical imaging


what is used in the study of microscopic anatomy?



what is used in the study of Cell biology (Cytology) & cytogenetics?

Techniques used include karyotyping, analysis of G-banded chromosomes, other cytogenetic banding techniques, as well as molecular cytogenetics such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)


what is used in the study of Surface anatomy?

Assessing surface anatomy relies on visualization and palpation


what is used in the studies of Radiological anatomy?

radiography (X-ray), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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