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Imaging in anatomy: a comparison of imaging techniques in embalmed human cadavers.

Schramek GG, Stoevesandt D, Reising A, Kielstein JT, Hiss M, Kielstein H - BMC Med Educ (2013)

Bottom Line: Four different imaging techniques (ultrasound, radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) were performed in embalmed human body donors to analyse possibilities and limitations of the respective techniques in this peculiar setting.The quality of ultrasound and radiography images was poor, images of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were of good quality.Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a superior image quality in comparison to ultrasound and radiography and offer suitable methods for imaging embalmed human cadavers as a valuable addition to the dissection course.

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Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str, 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany. ruth.schramek@medizin.uni-halle.de.

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Background: A large variety of imaging techniques is an integral part of modern medicine. Introducing radiological imaging techniques into the dissection course serves as a basis for improved learning of anatomy and multidisciplinary learning in pre-clinical medical education.

Methods: Four different imaging techniques (ultrasound, radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) were performed in embalmed human body donors to analyse possibilities and limitations of the respective techniques in this peculiar setting.

Results: The quality of ultrasound and radiography images was poor, images of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were of good quality.

Conclusion: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a superior image quality in comparison to ultrasound and radiography and offer suitable methods for imaging embalmed human cadavers as a valuable addition to the dissection course.

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Poor quality of lateral and AP x-ray of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Due to the sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable, in AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable.
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Figure 2: Poor quality of lateral and AP x-ray of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Due to the sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable, in AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable.

Mentions: The quality of the obtained images was poor (Table 2). The sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta worsened the imaging quality. In AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable, in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable (Figure 2).


Imaging in anatomy: a comparison of imaging techniques in embalmed human cadavers.

Schramek GG, Stoevesandt D, Reising A, Kielstein JT, Hiss M, Kielstein H - BMC Med Educ (2013)

Poor quality of lateral and AP x-ray of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Due to the sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable, in AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable.
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Figure 2: Poor quality of lateral and AP x-ray of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Due to the sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable, in AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable.
Mentions: The quality of the obtained images was poor (Table 2). The sagging of abdominal organs and additional gas artefacts in the abdominal aorta worsened the imaging quality. In AP views the lumbar spine and pelvic bones were poorly detectable, in lateral views scarcely any structures were identifiable (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Four different imaging techniques (ultrasound, radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) were performed in embalmed human body donors to analyse possibilities and limitations of the respective techniques in this peculiar setting.The quality of ultrasound and radiography images was poor, images of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were of good quality.Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a superior image quality in comparison to ultrasound and radiography and offer suitable methods for imaging embalmed human cadavers as a valuable addition to the dissection course.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str, 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany. ruth.schramek@medizin.uni-halle.de.

ABSTRACT

Background: A large variety of imaging techniques is an integral part of modern medicine. Introducing radiological imaging techniques into the dissection course serves as a basis for improved learning of anatomy and multidisciplinary learning in pre-clinical medical education.

Methods: Four different imaging techniques (ultrasound, radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) were performed in embalmed human body donors to analyse possibilities and limitations of the respective techniques in this peculiar setting.

Results: The quality of ultrasound and radiography images was poor, images of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were of good quality.

Conclusion: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a superior image quality in comparison to ultrasound and radiography and offer suitable methods for imaging embalmed human cadavers as a valuable addition to the dissection course.

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Related in: MedlinePlus