Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Virtual dissection

The science magazine New Scientist recently published a collection of prize-winning "virtual dissections."

These images reconstruct portions of a body using advanced CT imaging techniques that allow the operator/artist to use precise medical images to build a 3D view of one or more parts of a body.

For teaching A&P, such images could be useful in helping students understand the anatomical relationships among the structures of the body in ways that ordinary medical illustrations cannot. And these images are FREE to access!

Check them out yourself at this New Scientist online gallery:

Virtual Autopsies Dissection Humans and Animals

All galleries from New Scientist

More sources of FREE images at The A&P Professor website.

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