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STAT!Ref’s Anatomy TV: a great resource

Screen shot of anatomy dot tv from stat refAs part of the Library’s subscription to STAT!Ref, patrons have access to Anatomy.tv, which is a

“suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. Intuitive controls allow the user to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate with an ease and directness that was never possible with print. A wealth of supporting media, MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included to supplement Anatomy.tv’s high resolution, computer-generated models” (from the website).

When you open Anatomy.tv, you are presented with an interactive image of a human skeleton. As you mouse over different areas, outlines of each area appear with a label naming it. You can add different layers, such as arteries and nerves, by clicking on folders to the right. Anatomy.tv also includes movies that show how different parts of the body work, such as “Abduction & adduction of the MCP joints.” Some areas of the body, such as the spine, also include images from MRI scans paired with computer-generated 3-D models for comparison. You can bookmark images, or save them to your computer. Finally, there is a “Clinical” button which brings up quick reference explanations about different aspects of anatomy such as related diseases, deformities, trauma and more.

Try it, and let us know what you think!

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