Resources & Facilities
The Gross Anatomy Lab is a state of the art lab used for dissection of human cadavers. The lab is outfitted with eight dissection tables, suspended and portable lighting, and a variety of anatomical models. Additionally, the lab is equipped with a high resolution monitor that is integrated with mobile technology platforms such as iPad Pros and Apple TV. The iPad Pros are used by the instructors and students to film and photograph dissections for further review of anatomy content.
The Technology-Assisted Anatomy Lab houses the Anatomage table, a high resolution virtual dissection table. The Anatomage table is a fully interactive life-sized touchscreen imaging system in table form that displays detailed human anatomy systems and structures. Users are able to explore and dissect the human body in different planes and sizes, review real case studies, view digital histology slides, and observe radiological imaging all with the touch of a finger. The lab also contains a mobile ultrasound unit, two treatment tables for students to learn and practice surface anatomy and ultrasound imagining skills, a multimedia computer station furnished with interactive anatomy software, and six VR/AR stations utilizing the HTC Vive technology. Like the adjacent gross anatomy lab, the technology-assisted anatomy lab also boasts a large, high resolution monitor which can display up to four different inputs simultaneously, including input from the Anatomage table, the ultrasound machine, and the iPads.
The monitors in both lab spaces are integrated with one another, allowing the learning activities viewed on one lab’s monitor to be mirrored for viewing by students on the monitor in the adjacent lab. This provides for a synchronized learning environment between two separate lab spaces. Lastly, a sophisticated negative return ventilation system ensures the quality of air in both lab spaces to enhance the overall learning environment.