Get Through First FRCR Questions for the Anatomy Module PDF
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Early in 2010 the Royal College of Radiologists re-introduced anatomy as a separate module in the First FRCR examination to be completed in conjunction with the revised physics module which was introduced the previous year. Anatomy is now examined in an electronic image viewing session. Candidates are required to answer a total of 100 questions based on the anatomy identifiable in a series of 20 different radiological images (5 questions per image) sourced from a variety of modalities: namely, radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI (including multi-planar sections). Notably, endoscopic/body cavity ultrasound and nuclear medical images are excluded from this new anatomy syllabus. Further detailed information relating to the examination can be viewed on the Royal College website at www.rcr.ac.uk.
We are both Specialty Trainees in Radiology on the South East Scotland training scheme. When compiling this book we have endeavoured to recreate the question format that candidates are likely to encounter in the anatomy module of the First FRCR examination. Answers and explanations are provided for each question, and while these are not exhaustive, it is hoped that they will clarify the salient anatomical points and form a basis for further reading if required. Unless otherwise stated, our explanations were written with reference to the anatomical textbooks listed in the bibliography. While attempting to cover the curriculum we have also concentrated on subject areas felt to be most important or relevant, in addition to including what could be termed ‘exam favourites’. Chapters are divided according to anatomical regions rather than body systems as this is more representative of the imaging that is encountered in everyday practice. As a result, some of the systems (e.g. vascular, neurological and spinal) are covered over two or more chapters.
Dr Judith Anderson is Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an Educational Supervisor for the South East Scotland radiology training scheme.
Dr Gordon Findlater is Head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh. Both have maintained great enthusiasm for this project in spite of the frequent challenges, problems and deadlines presented to them by the authors. Their guidance and assistance have been essential to the creation of this book and we are indebted to them both.
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