Medical imaging modalities such as CT and MRI scans can be combined to produce incredible 3D images of human anatomy. The technology is improving everyday and images are becoming easier to work with. One area where medical imaging has the… Read More »Virtual Colonoscopy: an appealing alternative
For those of you interested in pursuing medical illustration or simply want to do it as a hobby, this is a must-do tutorial by freelance medical illustrator, Mike de la Flor. Mike “guides you step-by-step through the essential concepts of… Read More »Medical Illustration Tutorial
Taking eight months, and resulting in over 900 detailed 3D illustrations plus animation, Medi-Mation has redrawn the human anatomy. At first glance, creating 3D medical infographics might appear slightly clinical to the average digital artist. Yet for Medi-Mation, commissioned to… Read More »Incredible Visuals from Medi-Mation
Currently the image on my desktop… Artist: Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803) From: Nouveau receuil d’ostologie et de myologie (1779)
An alternative option for the deceased. Nadine Jarvis, a young product designer from London, believes that death is sorely neglected as a subject for design. She explores a new way to use the ash from cremations in her piece called, Carbon Copies,… Read More »Anatomy in Art: Literally
My earlier post on the Pernkopf Anatomy Atlas discussed the ethical implications associated with the source of cadavers for use in medical education. And while I mentioned that medical history is spotted with such ethical controversies, modern day medical and… Read More »The Visible Human, Prisoner?
This may not do with medical visualization directly, but it’s visualization nonetheless. We are bombarded with statistics everyday, whether on the news or in magazines. But what impact do they really have? Can people really visualize the impact of… Read More »Visualizing Statistics: what do 213,000 Vicodin pills look like?
Koen Hauser (1972) living and working in Amsterdam creates stunningly realistic digital photo manipulations as seen here in his Modische Atlas der Anatomie series. I think it’s a very clever use of the classic plastic anatomy models seamlessly integrated into… Read More »The Digital Manipulations of Koen Hauser
Have you ever looked at an anatomy textbook and asked yourself where the specimens for the illustrations originated? We’d like to think that the specimens came from willing donors wanting to give their bodies to science in order to educate… Read More »The Tainted Beauty of The Pernkopf Anatomy Atlas