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Virtual Human Anatomy
September/October 2005 (vol. 7 no. 5)
pp. 71-73
Lin Yang, Sichuan Continuing Education College of Medical Sciences
Jim X. Chen, George Mason University
Yanling Liu, George Mason University
To learn human anatomy, medical students must practice on cadavers, as must physicians when they want to brush up on their anatomy knowledge. However, cadavers are in short supply in medical schools worldwide. Virtual anatomy and surgery can potentially solve this problem. We present the Virtual Human Anatomy and Surgery System. VHASS is based on reconstructing the human body using cryosection images, which are cross-section natural color images generated by slicing a frozen cadaver. By constructing 3D models that include details of human organs, we can give medical students and physicians unlimited access to realistic virtual cadavers.
Index Terms:
human anatomy, computerized tomography
Citation:
Lin Yang, Jim X. Chen, Yanling Liu, "Virtual Human Anatomy," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 71-73, Sept.-Oct. 2005, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.105
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