IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences


Interactive virtual three dimensional (3D) cadaver - The latest tool in medical education and health care system


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Author Details: Gurudatta. S. Pawar, Jayashree. G. Pawar, Rajajeyakumar M

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 47

Article End Page : 49


Abstract

The scenario of medical education and health care delivery system are changing in a dramatic ways. The aspirations and expectations of the students and the patients are at all-time high. Medical educators and health care providers are in search of methods, ways and means to satisfy these growing needs. One of the important bases of learning medicine is the human cadaver and every doctor starts his / her career of medicine with the touch, feel and examination of it by dissection. The deficiency of getting the bodies for dissection is as old as the modern medicine itself. This problem is compounded in modern era due to various social, economical and health factors. There is always been a search for alternatives for real body dissection. The progress in the software technology is helping us to some extent in this regard and the result is 3D virtual cadaver. Use and limitations in brief of this innovation is high-lightened in this article.

Keywords: Dissection, Medical education, Three Dimensional (3D), Virtual cadaver.