Table Features & Research At Heidelberg University

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Table Features & Research At Heidelberg University

Postby Anatomage » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:23 am

A member of our Anatomage Italy team, Davide, recently visited Heidelberg University Medical School in Germany. He learned about which features they’re using from the Anatomage Table to advance their medical program.

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When they receive a cadaver, they scan it four times in specific orientations:
  • Head and neck only
  • Full body
  • Full body with arterial contrast
  • Full body with arterial and venous contrast
The students are then able to review and study the detailed scans from every angle on the Table. Reviewing the virtual scans allows the students to prepare for dissecting cadavers in the lab. Older students also help tutor first-year students by using the Table to review material with them.

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A radiologist and his team from Heidelberg University also recently published an article in European Radiology focusing on the Anatomage Table and learning success. They compared test scores between students who used the Table and students who took conventional anatomy classes.1

They found that:
  • Students provided with CT scans of cadavers had 27% higher anatomy scores.1
  • Students liked having CT scans available to learn gross anatomy.1
Having virtual dissection available gave students the opportunity to study anatomy in a unique environment.

Feel free to comment below with any thoughts!

1. Paech, D., Giesel, F., Unterhinninghofen, R., Schlemmer, H., Kuner, T., & Doll, S. (2016). Cadaver-specific CT scans visualized at the dissection table combined with virtual dissection tables improve learning performance in general gross anatomy. [Abstract]. European Radiology, 25(9). doi:10.1007/s00330-016-4554-5.

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