|BioTech FYI Center - Resources
Visible Human Project -
This project is creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional
representations of the male and female human body. The site includes
information about the project and sample images and animations. There are links
to applications for viewing the data, as well as links to other projects and
papers based upon the Visible Human data.
- Vesalius Interactive Anatomy -
Vesalius recognizes the fact that the more you know of the human body, the
more confusing it can become. In order to facilitate a better understanding of
human anatomy, this interactive site was created with the idea of using 3D
images or storyboards and transparencies to better illustrate what 2D pictures
might fail to show. The site is technical with sections on surgical pearls, a
procedural atlas that covers techniqes like needle placement biopsy and
laparoscopic hernia repair, slides and images, and more. Shockwave 4.0 is
necessary for viewing some of the images.
Search and View -
This site organizes the human functional brain mapping literature. There is an
option of logging in as a guest if you don't want to get an account. The search
produces abstracts of the articles and bibliographical data for a "guest"
user. To have access to experimental detail, etc., you need to have an
- The NPAC Visible Human Viewer -
This Java applet allows you to select and view high-resolution images of
2-dimensional slices of a human body, using image data taken from the National
Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project. There are three types of image
slices: axial, sagittal, and coronal. Small (preview) images for each of these
viewpoints are displayed in the main panel of the viewer. Moving one of the
cutting lines will create a new slice through the Visible Human.
- Human Anatomy On-line: InnerBody.com -
This site offers the first illustrated human anatomy Java site. The user can
click on the hot spots on the illustrations to get the name and the description
of the chosen structure. According to their information, this program contains
over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands
of descriptive links.
- The Columbia Virtual
The Virtual Body website presented by Columbia Healthcare Corporation is a fun
site with some neat technology. The virtual body site allows the user to take
interactive tours of the heart, brain, digestive system, and skeleton of the
- The Whole Brain
This very cool site includes images, animations and movies of brain structures,
vascular anatomy, and a wide range of brain diseases. There are sections about
the normal brain, cerebrovascular disease (stroke), neoplastic disease (brain
tumor), degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease),
and inflammatory or infectious diseases. There are extensive pictures,
including a section entitled "Top 100 Brain Structures" with an accompanying
quiz. The information is highly technical, but presented in an accessible
- WorldOrtho -
A truly outstanding site created/maintained by the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery at Nepean Hospital (Sydney, Australia). Provided are: two on-line
textbooks (plus case studies, quizzes, and question/answere format) for medical
students, on-line consulting service for rural physicians, advisory service for
patients, and a discussion group for orthopaedic surgeons and medical
- The American Association of
The American Association of Anatomists has enrolled 5,381 members. This home
page for the society includes a wide range of information about membership,
anatomy links, anatomy products and job listings.
- Digital Anatomist Interactive
Vivid 2-D and 3-D images of the brain from cadaver sections, MRI scans, and
computer reconstructions are presented in this site in University of
Washington. There are interactive quizzes.
- ICBM (International Consortium for
Brain Mapping) -
In their data archive, images of the human brain cryotome slices can be seen in
sagittal, coronal and horizontal views.
- Net-Doctor -
A wonderful site for the body-curious student or researcher, this page offers
animations of and information about many of the body's main systems and
Digital Anatomist Program -
This site is dedicated to producing an online interactive atlas of the human
body and to develop methods for representing and managing structural
information about the human body.
- Introduction to Muscle
Physiology and Design
This illustrated resource from the Neuromuscular
Physiology Lab at the University of California is a mini-course on
the biophysics, anatomy, and metabolism of muscles.