500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous anatomical drawings opened up a new era in the representation of human anatomy. His studies also provided the inspiration for the 3D computer models shown here, created from tomographic images using the VOXEL-MAN 3D visualization system. Both versions show the anatomy in their very own aesthetics.
The skull sectioned (1489, RCIN 919057) | 2300 year old Egyptian mummy reconstructed from CT (1989)
The layers of the scalp, and the cerebral ventricles (ca. 1490-1492, RCIN 912603) | 3D Reconstruction from MRI on the cover of Nature Medicine (1995)
The layers of the scalp, and the cerebral ventricles (ca. 1490-1492, RCIN 912603) | Head of the Visible Human (1995)
The cardiovascular system and principal organs of a woman (ca. 1509-1510, RCIN 912281) | Torso and internal organs of the Visible Human (2000)
RCIN refers to the inventory number of the Royal Collection.
- Karl Heinz Höhne, Leonardo meets VOXEL-MAN. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 Course Syllabus, Salon and The Well, Long Beach, CA, 2009, 25.
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