Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Published: 14 July 2020
3D Vector Reconstruction of the Atlas from Anatomical Sections of Korean Visible Human at the Laboratory of Clinical and Digital Anatomy of Paris Descartes University
Kante A, Daou M, Coulibali B, Uhl. Jf, Delmas V, Chevallier JM, Ba B, Ongoiba N
Paris 5 University (France), University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (Mali)
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Keywords: 3D Vector Modelling, Atlas, Digital Anatomy, Korean Visible Human
Aim: Carry out a 3D vector reconstruction of the atlas from the anatomical sections of the "Korean Visible Human" for educational purposes. Material and methods: The anatomical subject was a 33-year-old Korean man who died of leukemia. It measured 164 cm and weighed 55 kg. This man donated his body to science. Her body was frozen and cut into several anatomical sections after an MRI and CT scan. These anatomical sections were made using a special saw called a 0.2 mm thick cryomacrotome. Thus 8,100 cuts were obtained. Only the sections numbered 780 to 860 were used for our study. A segmentation by manual contouring of the different parts of the atlas was done using the software Winsurf version 3.5 on a laptop PC running Windows 7 equipped with a Ram of 8 gigas. Results: Our 3D vector model of the atlas is easy to manipulate using the Acrobat 3DPDF interface. The atlas accessible in a menu can be displayed, hidden or made transparent, and 3D labels are available as well as educational menus for learning anatomy. Conclusion: This original work constitutes a remarkable educational tool for the anatomical study of the atlas and can also be used as a 3D atlas for simulation purposes for training in therapeutic gestures.
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