Offering a dynamic alternative to traditional learning tools such as bench-top models and cadavers, the 3D Skull Atlas combines sophisticated computer graphics with ultra–high resolution anatomic models to provide a highly interactive and flexible learning environment. Part of a comprehensive 3D interactive library of craniofacial anatomy, the Skull Atlas allows users to construct or dissect a human skull one bone at a time, simultaneously viewing the cranial nerves, sinuses, and inner ear structures in their respective positions relative to other structures of the head. Using 3D navigational tools, the user can navigate through segmented skull models or even move between photographs and radiographs of the skull as it is rotated to view radiographic representations of each anatomical structure. Other features of the Skull Atlas include:
• Annotation of each bone in varying levels of complexity, from elementary through medical school
• Identification of the foramen as well as the nerves and blood vessels associated with each portal in the base of the skull
• Navigational flexibility that enables users to view each cranial nerve independently or in combination, in any axis.
• Identification and annotated descriptions of the six bones around the eye; the eight bones of the nose; and the four sets of sinus bones, independently and in combination
• Segmented views of the complex parts comprising the bones of the ear: the cochlea, the incus, the malleus, and the stapes
• Movie gallery of images related to skull osteology
. . . and much more.
Programmed by Brown and Herbranson Imaging