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Operation on virtual body

KIRSTY Anderson, Iain Campbell, Fraser Bisset and Professor Gordon Findlater get up close to a virtual cadaver which is bringing 3D teaching into Edinburgh University's anatomy department.

The high-tech tool allows medical and anatomy students to investigate the human body by "virtually" dissecting it. Developed by a US company using CT scans, the Anatomage Table shows the full-size male and female form from front to back. Unlike the dissection of a real cadaver, students can add or remove organs, veins, arteries, nerves or tissue by simply touching the table.

Picture: Julie Howden

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