Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Anatomy.TV - 3D Atlas of the Human Body

Anatomy.TV 3D Atlas includes a range of multimedia content such as 3D anatomy models built from real scanned data, MRI slides, clinical slides, dissection slides, illustrations, movies, and animations. With over 6,000 anatomical structures that can be rotated 360 degrees and tipped on the vertical axis, 3D Atlas provides engaging visual content that will assist students, academics, and practitioners in their anatomical understanding.

JCU users have access to all 3D Atlas titles, including Head and Neck, Spine, Shoulder and Arm, Forearm and Hand, Thorax and Abdomen, Pelvis, Hip, Knee, and Leg, Ankle and Foot.

When you open your chosen title it will automatically load the Anatomy tab. In this tab, you can browse different structures and view them in 3D in the anatomy viewer. You can select structures to highlight them in the image and display further information about them in the text pane. All selectable images feature rollover labels to help you identify structures. TIP: This option can be turned off to test your memory of the structures or for use as a great teaching tool!

At any stage you can save the image you’re studying and print or save the descriptive text displayed in the text pane. Unfortunately, the rollover labels won't be saved with your image, but you can save and print labeled images using 3D Real Time.

Next to the Anatomy tab is the MRI tab. This allows you to view side-by-side images to compare the 3D model with equivalent scans. Information on the selected structure is displayed at the top of the screen. TIP: By default the images are linked so selecting a structure on the 3D model will highlight the corresponding structure in the MRI scan (and vice versa). This can be helpful in learning or teaching identification of structures on the MRI with easy visual comparison!

For more information and/or help with working in the MRI tab, see the MRI Section video tutorial.

The third tab is the Slides tab. This tab includes clinical photographs, scans, and diagrams. You can access annotated diagrams, photographs of common and notable clinical conditions, fully selectable photographs taken from real-life dissections, and also MRI slides. This allows you to examine structures exactly as they will be in real-life scenarios. The photo to the right illustrates a Scaphoid fracture on coronal plane and is just an example of the different slides you can access. TIP: These slides are all downloadable and can be used as teaching resources or included in presentations and assignments! 

For more information and/or help with working in the Slides tab, see the Slides Section video tutorial.

The final tab in 3D Atlas is the Movies tab. Here you can access both 3D animations and real-life surface anatomy movies. These movies and animations can also be downloaded for use in PowerPoint and other multi-media presentations. TIP: These movies and animations are a great way to see how the different structures interact with each other during the movement of the body and performance of certain tasks!

For more information and/or help with working in the Movies tab, see the Movies Section video tutorial.

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