A Novel Workflow Methodology for the Creation of an Education and Training Package Incorporating a Digital Reconstruction of the Cerebral Ventricular System and Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation

Manson, A., Poyade, M. and Rea, P. (2015) A Novel Workflow Methodology for the Creation of an Education and Training Package Incorporating a Digital Reconstruction of the Cerebral Ventricular System and Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation. Shaping the Future of Technology-Enhanced Learning AMEE eLearning Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, 5-6 Sep 2015.

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Abstract

Background: The use of computer-aided learning in education can be advantageous, especially when interactive 3D models are used to aid learning of complex 3-dimensional structures. The ventricular system of the brain is difficult to fully understand as it is seldom seen in 3D. Knowledge of the shape and relative sizes of the ventricles can be important in diagnosing and assessing some medical conditions. Summary of work: Using MR images of the cerebral ventricular system and several widely available commercial and free software packages, the techniques of 3D modelling, texturing, sculpting, image editing and animations were combined to create a workflow in the creation of an interactive educational and training tool. This was focussed on cerebral ventricular system anatomy, and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Summary of results: We have successfully created a robust methodology by using key software packages in the creation of an interactive education and training tool. This has resulted in a package being developed which details the anatomy of the ventricular system, and flow of cerebrospinal fluid, using an anatomically accurate 3D model. In addition to this, our established workflow pattern presented here shows how tutorials, animations and self-assessment tools can also be embedded into the training package. Conclusions: This study showed that an educational and training package could be created for both specialist and non-specialist users, aiding understanding of an otherwise complex area of anatomy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Manson, Miss Amy and Poyade, Mr Matthieu and Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: Manson, A., Poyade, M., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences

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