Anatomy Lab to Host Open House


A University-wide open house for people to view Truman's new virtual anatomy tables will take place from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16 in Magruder Hall 2077.

Six new advanced virtual anatomy tables were recently installed in Magruder Hall. The 84-inch digital screens allow for life-size displays and virtual exploration. The tables include male and female 3D medical-school-level anatomy content up to 0.2 mm.

Among other features, students are able to participate in interactive dissections and virtual arthroscopy, as well as view blood-flow simulation and fly-through simulations in the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and chambers of the heart. The high-resolution images afford users an in-depth view of major structures in the body, such as the heart, lungs, abdomen and pelvis, that might be more difficult to see through previous instruction methods.

Installation of the virtual anatomy tables began in the summer and continued into the fall. They will begin in-class use in the coming weeks.
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