By: Dr. Segie Apacible and Dr. Gil Apacible
The XUSOM Anatomy Department is excited to announce the addition of a new, high tech, teaching and learning instrument, The Anatomage Table.
The Anatomage Table is the only fully-segmented, real-human 3D anatomy system. Users can visualize anatomy exactly as they would see it on a fresh cadaver. Individual structures are reconstructed in accurate 3D, resulting in an unprecedented level of accurate anatomy, dissectible in 3D. Anatomy is presented as a fully interactive, life-sized touch screen experience, in operatory bed form. The Table allows for exploration and learning of human anatomy beyond what any cadaver could offer.
The Table allows students to interact with young and well-preserved digital cadavers instead of aged and degenerated bodies. The accurate details and rich content draws students’ interest and attention, leading to more effective educational outcomes.
Anatomage offers 4 gross anatomy cases, more than 20 high resolution regional anatomy cases, and more than 1000 pathological examples, including animal cases. These high resolution and high quality cases are unique to Anatomage. Thousands of structures are meticulously segmented from photographic images to deliver the most accurate real 3D anatomy.
During the 2nd week of the Summer 2018 semester, students were sent to the Anatomy lab. All the students were excited about the new technology and have requested to have more laboratory sessions so that they can spend more time using the Anatomage Table.