The Creation of a Unique Anatomically Accurate 3D Model of Head and Neck Anatomy from Cadaveric Material to Aid Training in the Healthcare Professions

Rea, P. , Bagg, J. , Bell, A., McKerrow, W., Abbott, D., Chapman, P. and Anderson, P. (2011) The Creation of a Unique Anatomically Accurate 3D Model of Head and Neck Anatomy from Cadaveric Material to Aid Training in the Healthcare Professions. AMEE 2011, Vienna, Austria, 27-31 August 2011.

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Abstract

Background: With changes in medical and dental curricula, time for cadaveric dissection has been severely reduced. NHS Education for Scotland is funding a unique project to develop a comprehensive digital training product of head and neck anatomy based on cadaveric dissected material to support training in the healthcare professions.<p></p> Summary of work: A detailed series of dissections of a dentate male cadaver was carried out. Ultra high resolution 3D laser scanning was performed using an Infinite Cim Core Arm, seven axis portable arm. Following laser scanning of each layer, high resolution images were captured by digital photography. In addition, every individual bone of the skull has been laser scanned and digitally photographed. Summary of results: These datasets have been attached to high fidelity 3D volumetric data allowing all anatomical material to be manipulated in real time. Specifically, we have created a fully interactive model of the human skull which can be deconstructed to identify all individual bones, tooth morphology, detailed surface texture, foramina and sutures in a 3D environment.<p></p> Conclusions: This data provides a unique opportunity to appreciate detailed anatomy and 3D spatial relations of the skull in a way not previously attempted.<p></p> Take-home messages: This project is generating worldclass anatomical training products for the healthcare professions.<p></p>

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bell, Dr Aileen and Abbott, Ms Daisy and Bagg, Professor Jeremy and Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: Rea, P., Bagg, J., Bell, A., McKerrow, W., Abbott, D., Chapman, P., and Anderson, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences

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