Is that a scalpel in your bowel? An introduction to Medical-Legal Illustration

elbow xray

With the increase in the number of malpractice and personal injury suits it’s becoming increasingly important to provide adequate visual representation in order to effectively convey medical information to a jury. Can you imagine taking complex medical/clinical information and interpreting it so that a jury with an average high school… Read More »Is that a scalpel in your bowel? An introduction to Medical-Legal Illustration

Interlude: Medical Visual

dAgoty anatomical illustration hands

There is something anatomically incorrect about this color illustration, can you tell what it is? Artist: Jacques Fabian Gautier d’Agoty (1717-1785) Surgeon: Jacques-Francois-Marie Duverney (1661-1748) Trained as a printmaker, Gautier d’Agoty created his illustrations using a technique he helped pioneer, color mezzotinting. Mezzotinting involves making different color impressions using individual… Read More »Interlude: Medical Visual

Showing the success of treatment or progression of disease through digital image morphing: potential medical application

brown recluse spider bite

Warning: the following videos are graphic! Digital image morphing of a bite from a brown recluse spider, progressing from a minor wound to an extensive necrosis of the skin and underlying soft tissues. Successful healing of frostbite on the fingers. You’ve probably seen digital image morphing before, either in commercials… Read More »Showing the success of treatment or progression of disease through digital image morphing: potential medical application