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Anatomy Browser: Java-based Interactive Teaching Tool for Learning Human Neuroanatomy

Institution:
Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publisher:
Radiological Society of North America - Electronic Journal
Publication Date:
Aug-1998
Citation:
Radiological Society of North America - Electronic Journal 1998 Aug;2.
Keywords:
Anatomy Browser, Interactive Teaching Tool, Human Neuroanatomy
Appears in Collections:
SPL, NCIGT, PNL
Sponsors:
T32 MH016259/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
R01 MH050740/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
K02 MH001110/MH/NIMH NIH HHS/United States
P01 AG004953/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
P01 CA067165/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
P01 AG004953/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
NSF BES-9631710
Generated Citation:
Anderson J.E., Umans C., Halle M., Golland P., Jakab M., McCarley R.W., Jolesz F.A., Shenton M.E., Kikinis R. Anatomy Browser: Java-based Interactive Teaching Tool for Learning Human Neuroanatomy. Radiological Society of North America - Electronic Journal 1998 Aug;2.
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The authors describe their "Anatomy Browser," a Java applet designed for teaching human neuroanatomy. The browser allows interactive manipulation of three-dimensional (3D) neuroanatomic models on personal computers without specialized rendering hardware. The user can view models of the brain from several angles and can select structures to be annotated by name. The browser includes a hierarchical list of the structures that can be expanded or collapsed to control the level of detail displayed. In addition, the user can remove structures to view hidden objects and control the level of opacity of selected structures. The browser also provides a cross-reference between the 3D model and three different cross sections of the original magnetic resonance images. These interactive features, along with the accessibility of the browser on the World Wide Web, make it a valuable tool for teaching neuroanatomy.

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