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Coupled physical and digital cadaver dissection followed by a visual test protocol provides insights into the nature of anatomical knowledge and its evaluation

This article compares two conceptually different methods for the exploration of human anatomy in the first-year dissection laboratory in the medical school setting. The two types of exploration include ‘‘physical’’ dissection using an embalmed cadaver and ‘‘digital’’ dissection using three-dimensional volume modeling of whole-body CT and MRI image sets acquired using the same cadaver. Differences between groups in acquiring knowledge are discussed.

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Resource Type: Assessment: tool, Laboratory or Hands-On Activity, Journal Article/Issue
Audience Level: Professional (degree program)

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Authors and Editors: Dr. Stephen M Kavic of University of Maryland School of Medicine General Surgery, Dr. Stacy E Smith of University of Maryland School of Medicine Diagnostic Radiology, Dr. Larry D Anderson of University of Maryland School of Medicine Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dr. Kenneth C Hisley of Des Moines University College of Medicine Anatomy
Publisher: Education
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