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Anatomage Table

This guide will describe and provide training on the use of the Anatomage visual anatomy simulation table in the UTHSC Library.

Annotated Resources

Anand, M., & Singel, T. (2017). A comparative study of learning with “anatomage” virtual dissection table versus
traditional dissection method in 
 Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology, 4(2), 177-180. 
--This study compared learning with an “Anatomage” virtual dissection table versus learning with traditional dissection. 51% students found that use of “Anatomage” virtual dissection table helped them understand topic better and majority (79%) felt that it enhanced their class room experience.

Custer, T., & Michael, K. (2015). The utilization of the Anatomage virtual dissection table in the education of imaging science studentsJournal of Tomography & Simulation, 1(1). 
--Medical imaging students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center participated in focus groups and course/instructor evaluations to investigate the effectiveness of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in anatomical education.

Ct-based virtual dissection improves student performance in gross anatomy courses.  Retrieved October 18, 2017, from
--Researchers from the University of Heidelberg, German Cancer Research Center, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology investigated the impact of virtual dissection tables and cadaver CT scans on student learning of anatomy.  The purpose of the study was to identify if CT scans and virtual dissection directly affected learning success.

Doss, C. (2017). At the touch of a finger: learning anatomy was never more comprehensive or fun. Retrieved from
--Faculty of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine discussed the efficacy of using the Anatomage table in their teaching.  

Investigating the efficacy of the table in medical imaging courses. Anatomage Table Increases Exam Scores And Gpa For Imaging Science Program.  Retrieved 10/19/17, 2017, from 
--Educators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center aimed to promote active learning with the introduction of the Anatomage Table in medical imaging courses. Their learning objectives centered on promoting collaborative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. 

Michael, K. (2017). Top 10 reasons to use the Anatomage table. ConnectED Blog. Retrieved 10/23/17, 2017, from
--Faculty members from the University of Nebraska Medical Center gave 10 reasons to use an Anatomage Table in teaching based on the professors' teaching experience.  For example, 'improve your course outcomes and evaluations' and 'your class will be more interactive'.

Paech, D., Giesel, F., Unterhinninghofen, R., Schlemmer, H., Kuner, T., & Doll, S. (2016). Cadaver specific CT scans visualized at the dissection table combined with virtual dissection tables improve learning performance in general gross anatomy. [Abstract]. European Radiology, 25(9). doi:10.1007/s00330-016-4554-5. PMID: 27568182
--This study compared three groups of students at the Heidelberg Medical School in a multiple choice general anatomy exam during first-year gross anatomy.  One group received training in radiologic image interpretation (RA seminar) and additional access to cadaver CT scans, one group was trained in the RA seminar only, and one group without any radiologic image interpretation training (conventional anatomy group).

Chan, I., Marcel, D. E., Hager, H., Roh, C., Carter, Y., & Burbridge, B. (2015). The effectiveness of learning anatomy and medical imaging using the Anatomage table compared with prosection. Paper presented at the Joint Congress on Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Montreal, Canada.
-- Professors at the University of Saskatchewan conducted a randomized study comparing two methods of learning knee anatomy.  Half of the students in this study were placed into an Anatomage group and the other half were placed into a prosection group.  At the end of the study all students were assessed using short answer and multiple choice quizzes. 


Anatomy Teaching at University of Birmingham: Anatomage Table. (2014). Retrieved from 
Anatomy instructor Dr. Carmel Toms and the 1st-year medical student Jonathan Newey discusse the merits of the Anatomage table in teaching and learning. (3:03 minutes)

Full Curriculum Demonstration for the Anatomage Table. (2014). Anatomage. Retrieved from
Dr. Alan Detton reviews the Full Curriculum Guide for the Anatomage Table and demonstrates incorporating it into the  presentations. (18:51 minutes)

Cutting Edge Anatomy, UMass Amherst. (2014). Retrieved from
New technology is transforming the teaching of anatomy and physiology at UMass Amherst. The nationally ranked Kinesiology Department has acquired two Anatomage tables, enabling deep exploration of the human body without dissection of real cadavers. (4:10 minutes)

Human Anatomy Class Goes Virtual -- UConn Health. (2015). Retrieved from
--At UConn Health, medical and dental students use the Anatomage table to complement student learning with a human cadaver and to better prepare them for the future. (2:03 minutes)

Virtual Cadaver Introduced To Help Medical Students Learn Anatomy. (2014). Retrieved from
This news story examines how medical students at the University of Edinburgh are using a virtual cadaver to help them learn anatomy. (2:21 minutes)

The Power of Virtual Anatomy – UNLV School of Medicine. (2017). Retrieved from
 Dr. Jeff Fahl walks through how the medical school is using this new technology to revolutionize teaching medicine.
(3:04 minutes)