The project “Virtual Anatomy”, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy started on October 1st 2015. During 2.5 years, innovative concepts shall be developed and tested to modernize the anatomy education. For example, the body donors that are used by medical students for preparation training are scanned in high resolution such that the preparation can also be simulated virtually. While the body donors can only be used for a limited time, the virtual models are basically always available. One of the practical research questions is how to directly integrate the viewing and analysis of 3D models into the curriculum of the anatomy education.
The project is headed by Dornheim Medical Images. The company brings their competencies in the segmentation of medical image data. Furthermore, the Institute of Anatomy (Prof. Rothkötter) is involved in the project. The developed solutions are tested and refined at the Institute of Anatomy. The Visualization Group supports the project with their experience in medical training systems and realizes innovative visualization techniques for the resulting complex data.
Student and Teacher Meet in a Shared Virtual Reality: A~one-on-one Tutoring System for Anatomy Education Inproceedings
Proc. of Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (EG VCBM), pp. 55–59, 2020.
Student and Teacher Meet in a Shared Virtual Reality: A one-on-one Tutoring System for Anatomy Education Miscellaneous
Sketching and Annotating Vascular Structures to Support Medical Teaching, Treatment Planning and Patient Education Inproceedings
Eurographics Medical Prize, pp. 5–8, 2017.
An Immersive System for Exploring and Measuring Medical Image Data Inproceedings
Mensch und Computer, pp. 73-82, 2017.
Student and Teacher Meet in a Shared Virtual Environment: A VR One-on-One Tutoring System to Support Anatomy Education Masters Thesis
Dept. of Computer Science, 2017.
Semi-Immersive 3D Sketching of Vascular Structures for Medical Education Inproceedings
Proc. of Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (EG VCBM), pp. 123–132, Bergen, Norwegen, 2016.
Comparative study in gross anatomy education: Differences in learning spatial anatomy using 3d-models of body-donor-CT-scans or a traditional atlas Inproceedings
Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Göttingen, 2016.