Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
Shuenn Bao Shing Corporation
Schiller
Ampronix

Virtual Autopsy Table Extends Anatomical Education

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 12 Dec 2012
Image: The Anatomage virtual dissection table (Photo courtesy of Anatomage).
Image: The Anatomage virtual dissection table (Photo courtesy of Anatomage).
A virtual autopsy table provides life size visualization of full body anatomy, which could help change the way anatomy is taught in medical schools.

The Anatomage virtual dissection table delivers a realistic virtual cadaver with accurate anatomic details. The form factor of the Table allows students to replicate a true operating table experience, using realistic interactive visualization of human three-dimensional (3D) anatomies. The virtual patient is recumbent as students stand beside the table and interact with it, rotating or completely changing the view with the swipe of a finger. Students can also cut the body, peel off soft tissue, or remove an organ with finger gestures, and unlike cadavers, the students can redo and undo the dissection again and again.

The Table also allows students to visualize skeletal tissues, muscles, organs, and soft tissue. These various tissues and views can be customized by virtually slicing, layering, and segmenting the anatomy, adding a new dimension of depth to the education that students receive. Custom annotations can be easily added by the students to the visualizations of anatomical structures. With the flexible annotation tools, medical schools and institutions can create innovative programs, quizzes, and new methods of study.

The Table comes with a full body gross anatomy model rendered from computerized tomography (CT) scan data that is fused with anatomically accurate, textured surface models for educational purposes. The Table can also open any data from any CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound scanners. Additional photographic images, or even full presentations, can also be displayed on the Table. In addition, by incorporating physical instruments into a curriculum, the Table provides a medium for simulating operation procedures in a natural and intuitive manner.

The Table hardware is based on a liquid crystal display (LCD) high-contrast screen with a 3,960 x 1,080 resolution. Optical touch interactive sensors are used for image manipulation, which can be used with a finger or a stylus. Around a dozen people can easily stand around and comfortably interact with each other and the Table at the same time. If needed, it can be moved to a different room on rollers that can be locked into a position. The Anatomage virtual dissection table is a product of Anatomage (San Jose, CA, USA).

Related Links:

Anatomage



CardioComm Solutions
Anetic Aid
Dunlee

Channels

Critical Care

view channel

High Lithium Levels Adversely Affect Renal Function

A new study reveals that Lithium (Li), a mainstay treatment for patients with bipolar disorder, can cause acute kidney damage, even during a short-term exposure. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA; Norwich, United Kingdom) and the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (Norwich, United Kingdom) conducted... Read more

Surgical Techniques

view channel

Nerve Block Procedure Safe for Children

Caudal nerve block in children has a low complication rate, with little or no risk of long-term adverse effects, according to a new study. Researchers at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, USA) conducted an observational study involving 18,650 children to estimate the overall and specific incidence of complications... Read more

Women's Health

view channel

Women with PTSD Face Higher Pregnancy Risk

Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) significantly increases a pregnant woman's risk of premature birth, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford University (CA, USA) conducted a study to identify antenatal PTSD status and spontaneous preterm delivery in a retrospective cohort (2000-2012).... Read more

Hospital News

view channel

Unused US Medical Supplies Could Support Hospitals Abroad

Major hospitals across the United States collectively throw away at least USD 15 million a year in unused operating room (OR) surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care, and boost public health in developing countries. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH;... Read more

Business

view channel

Global Wound Care Market Rife With Opportunity

Strong relationships with end users and an effective post sales service strategy must be a priority for wound care companies. These are the latest findings of Frost & Sullivan (Frost; London, United Kingdom), an international market research firm. The global wound care market is at a growth stage, driven by the increasingly... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.