Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton

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  • Approver: AHRA®
  • ARRT®: Accepted
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/26
  • Credit Hours: 4 Category A Credits

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  • ARRT: Accepted
  • California: Accepted
  • Florida: Technical 
  • Texas: Direct
Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton -ARRT CE Credits

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Course Description And Objectives:


  • Describe the functions of the skeletal system and define its two major subdivisions.
  • Identify the bones and bony structures of the skull.
  • Identify the cranial suture lines, the cranial fossae, and the openings in the skull.
  • Discuss the vertebral column and regional variations in its bony components and curvatures.
  • Describe the components of the thoracic cage.
  • Discuss the embryonic development of the axial skeleton.

Course Description

As a refresher of Axial Skeletal Anatomy this CE Course defines the two major subdivisions of the skeletal system: Axial Skeleton and Appendicular Skeleton.  Quickly refresh your knowledge on the bony structures of the skull, cranial suture lines, cranial fossae, skull openings and how these structures are formed during embryonic development.  Also refresh your understanding of the bony spinal column and thoracic cage anatomy including it components, curvatures, and embryonic development.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. A self-learning activity can be completed only once per biennium. ARRT® CE Requirements

Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton Course – ARRT CE Credits