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Issue No.05 - September/October (2005 vol.7)
pp: 71-73
Jim X. Chen , George Mason University
Lin Yang , Sichuan Continuing Education College of Medical Sciences
ABSTRACT
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
Jim X. Chen, Lin Yang, "Virtual Human Anatomy", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.7, no. 5, pp. 71-73, September/October 2005, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.105
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