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Ivy Tech’s Digital Cadaver Builds Experience In 3D Environment

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    Photo: Joe Hren

    A group of students look at Ivy Tech's digital cadaver, an Anatomage table.

  • Digital Cadaver

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    Photo: Joe Hren

    The Anatomage table allows students to dissect a cadaver in 3D virtual reality.

Ivy Tech students are using a digital cadaver to help build the experience of dissecting a human body.

Ivy Tech’s Anatomage tables use 3D graphics to provide students a full spatial relationship of the body’s organs.

The more than $80,000 3D table saves the school money over time since it doesn’t require a ventilation system or any chemicals.

Ivy Tech Anatomy and Physiology Student Annalese Poorman says the table can recreate certain body conditions such as a gunshot wound or even a fetal infant.

“There is just a wide range of different digital images that you can look at that are so realistic,” Poorman says.

Ivy Tech Professor of Anatomy and Physiology Dan Halluska says he can tell by the way students interact with the table, the new technology is a game-changer for the curriculum.

“They learn it faster than I do,” Halluska says. “They teach each other. That makes you smile. That’s the best thing that could happen in class.”

We stopped by Ivy Tech Bloomington to see how the new anatomy resource engages both students and faculty:

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