Jul 03 '12
Human Heart Sections is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male human heart.
- Shows labeled anatomic images of interest to radiologists and others in the medical professions.
Modules of images of various parts of the Heart are slowly being added to create a reference radiology anatomic atlas.
As part of the Visible Human Project, the National Library of Medicine arranged to have a male cadaver frozen and then sliced and photographed at 1 mm intervals to produce a large repository of anatomic information.
Illustrations can often show things that are difficult to appreciate on frozen specimens. Nerves, in particular, are better studied in illustrations such as the Eycleshymer atlas. On the other hand, glands and articular cartilage are extremely well seen on these slices.
- HOW TO USE:
Using 2 fingers to zoom and drag to any position image of Heart sections.