Interactive 3D Digital Models for Anatomy and Medical Education

Caroline Erolin (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the creation and use of interactive, three-dimensional (3D), digital models for anatomy and medical education. Firstly, it looks back over the history and development of virtual 3D anatomy resources before outlining some of the current means of their creation; including photogrammetry, CT and surface scanning, and digital modelling, outlining advantages and disadvantages for each. Various means of distribution are explored, including; virtual learning environments, websites, interactive PDF’s, virtual and augmented reality, bespoke applications, and 3D printing, with a particular focus on the level of interactivity each method offers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the use of such models for education is discussed. Questions addressed include; How can such models best be used to enhance student learning? How can they be used in the classroom? How can they be used for selfdirected study? As well as exploring if they could one day replace human specimens, and how they complement the rise of online and e-learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2
EditorsPaul M. Rea
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
Volume2
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030142278
ISBN (Print)9783030142261
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer
Volume1138
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

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Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Interactive models
  • Medical art and visualisation
  • Medical education
  • Three-dimensional (3D) anatomy

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Erolin, C. (2019). Interactive 3D Digital Models for Anatomy and Medical Education. In P. M. Rea (Ed.), Biomedical Visualisation: Volume 2 (1 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1-16). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1138). Switzerland: Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14227-8_1
Erolin, Caroline. / Interactive 3D Digital Models for Anatomy and Medical Education. Biomedical Visualisation: Volume 2. editor / Paul M. Rea. Vol. 2 1. ed. Switzerland : Springer , 2019. pp. 1-16 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology).
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Biomedical Visualisation: Volume 2. ed. / Paul M. Rea. Vol. 2 1. ed. Switzerland : Springer , 2019. p. 1-16 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1138).

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Erolin C. Interactive 3D Digital Models for Anatomy and Medical Education. In Rea PM, editor, Biomedical Visualisation: Volume 2. 1 ed. Vol. 2. Switzerland: Springer . 2019. p. 1-16. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14227-8_1