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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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The CT imaging quality of the skeletal system was good. With the help of 3-D reconstruction a Pleuritis calcarea found in CT-thorax as well as the positions of pacemaker leads can be illustrated easily for teaching purposes.
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Figure 3: The CT imaging quality of the skeletal system was good. With the help of 3-D reconstruction a Pleuritis calcarea found in CT-thorax as well as the positions of pacemaker leads can be illustrated easily for teaching purposes.

Mentions: The imaging quality of the skeletal system was very good (Figure 3). The scanning of other tissues was limited by subcutaneous, intravascular and intramedullary gas artefacts as well as the lack of contrast. Therefore the lungs and other parenchymal organs were scarcely assessable. The rating of the image quality criteria for CT is presented in Table 3.


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)

The CT imaging quality of the skeletal system was good. With the help of 3-D reconstruction a Pleuritis calcarea found in CT-thorax as well as the positions of pacemaker leads can be illustrated easily for teaching purposes.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: The CT imaging quality of the skeletal system was good. With the help of 3-D reconstruction a Pleuritis calcarea found in CT-thorax as well as the positions of pacemaker leads can be illustrated easily for teaching purposes.
Mentions: The imaging quality of the skeletal system was very good (Figure 3). The scanning of other tissues was limited by subcutaneous, intravascular and intramedullary gas artefacts as well as the lack of contrast. Therefore the lungs and other parenchymal organs were scarcely assessable. The rating of the image quality criteria for CT is presented in Table 3.

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