This site presents an interactive cross-section anatomy tutorial. Sections of various regions of the body at different levels are presented as they appear in images, MRI, and CT scans. The site identifies the level at which the section is taken. It allows the learner to identify structures at that level and provides immediate feedback. This is a useful resource to learn structures as they appear in images, MRI and CT scans.
After completing this presentation, the learner would be able to:
locate the level of the cross section
identify structures as they appear on images, CT, and MRI
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate, graduate level, and professional schools.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Although there are no prerequisites for this site but it would be difficult to understand the concepts presented without advanced undergraduate level anatomy experience.
Type of Material:
Tutorial and image collection.
For self review/quizzing
Interactively with students during lecture
Internet Explorer 9.0, Mozilla Firefox 18.0.2, Google Chrome 24.0
Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps
Evaluation and Observation
Provides useful and accurate information
efficiently demonstrates the concepts
Includes an adequate amount of material
Great to see what the corresponding gross section vs CT section looks like in the various regions of the body with structures highlighted
No narrative text
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Demonstrates relationships between concepts
Builds on prior concepts. The ability for a student to look at a gross section and it's corresponding CT/MRI with specific structures is powerful.
Does not identify learning objectives
Does not provide activities to reinforce concepts
Many "clicks" to get to images
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Navigation is intuitive.
Visually appealing with high quality graphics
Lots of clicking. You can reduce the number of clicks by setting the structures to roll overs instead of clicks.
The industry standard for the back/home button is found in the upper left hand corner instead of the lower right (more reserved for forward/submit)