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J Korean Med Sci. 2017 Jul;32(7):1195-1201. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2017.32.7.1195.

Improved Software to Browse the Serial Medical Images for Learning.

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1
Department of Computer Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
2
Department of Anatomy, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
3
Department of Anatomy, Dongguk University School of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.
4
Department of Anatomy, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. bschung@ajou.ac.kr.

Abstract

The thousands of serial images used for medical pedagogy cannot be included in a printed book; they also cannot be efficiently handled by ordinary image viewer software. The purpose of this study was to provide browsing software to grasp serial medical images efficiently. The primary function of the newly programmed software was to select images using 3 types of interfaces: buttons or a horizontal scroll bar, a vertical scroll bar, and a checkbox. The secondary function was to show the names of the structures that had been outlined on the images. To confirm the functions of the software, 3 different types of image data of cadavers (sectioned and outlined images, volume models of the stomach, and photos of the dissected knees) were inputted. The browsing software was downloadable for free from the homepage (anatomy.co.kr) and available off-line. The data sets provided could be replaced by any developers for their educational achievements. We anticipate that the software will contribute to medical education by allowing users to browse a variety of images.

KEYWORDS:

Anatomy; Body Image; Cadaver; Computer Software; Visible Human Projects

PMID:
28581279
PMCID:
PMC5461326
[Available on 2017-07-01]
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2017.32.7.1195
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The authors have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

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