Human anatomy was one of Leonardo da Vinci’s major fields of research. He dissected more than 30 bodies and recorded his findings in his famous anatomical drawings.
It is fascinating to recreate his work as virtual dissections using medical imaging and visualization. The corresponding images were created about 500 years later with the Voxel-Man visualization system.
The skull sectioned (1489, RCIN 919057) – Images of a 2300 year old Egyptian mummy reconstructed from CT (1989)
The layers of the scalp, and the cerebral ventricles (ca. 1490-1492, RCIN 912603) – Image reconstructed 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, Research Activities of the Department of Computer Science in Medicine. Report, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in Medicine, University of Hamburg, 1989.
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