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Real-time Web-based Interactive 3D Visualization of Cadaveric CT Imaging for Radiologic Anatomy Correlation in Human Anatomy Education PROCEEDINGS

, Mayo Clinic, United States ; , , Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, United States ; , Mayo Clinic, United States ; , , Vital Images, Inc., United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The first-year medical curriculum at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine includes a 6-week long block of gross and Radiologic anatomy. Prior to students' dissection, each cadaver was scanned with a high resolution CT scanner. During various didactic activities and at each dissection table interactive volumetric color 3D renderings and multi-planar reconstructions of these cadavers as well as de-identified reference datasets from normal clinical studies are available. These images are streamed to laptops in the anatomy laboratory through web-based software from a central rendering server (ViTALConnect R, Vital Images, Inc.). The combined anatomy/radiology curriculum with the addition of image renderings allows for better integration of specific structures encountered during dissection with their images as they would be seen in a living patient. The exposure of medical students to modern clinical imaging techniques allows for better integration of anatomy and pathology apparent on clinical radiology studies utilized for patient care.

Citation

Bartholmai, B.J., Pawlina, W., Carmichael, S.W., Barlow, J.M., Hennen, R. & Warnke, E. (2006). Real-time Web-based Interactive 3D Visualization of Cadaveric CT Imaging for Radiologic Anatomy Correlation in Human Anatomy Education. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 1040-1045). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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