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An interactive 3D framework for anatomical education.

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.36). 01/2008; 3:511-524. DOI: 10.1007/s11548-008-0251-4
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ABSTRACT Object This paper presents a 3D framework for Anatomy teaching. We are mainly concerned with the proper understanding of human anatomical
3D structures.

Materials and methods The main idea of our approach is taking an electronic book such as Henry Gray’s Anatomy of the human body, and a set of 3D models properly labeled, and constructing the correct linking that allows users to perform mutual searches
between both media.

Results We implemented a system where learners can interactively explore textual descriptions and 3D visualizations.

Conclusion Our approach allows easily performing two search tasks: first, the user may select a text region and get a view showing the
objects that contain the selected structures, and second, using the interactive exploration of a D model the user may automatically
search for the textual description of the structures visible in the current view.

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