The body of a donor was fixated in a mixture of water and gelatin and frozen. Thin layers were removed at a distance of 1 mm, and a photo was taken of each resulting section. This way, 1878 cross-sectional images of the body were obtained that show the three-dimensional structure of the human anatomy from head to toe in high resolution and natural colors. The color images (also known as cryosections) were supplemented by corresponding CT and MRI images.
We used the cross-sectional images of the Visible Human to create 3D models of different parts of the body
Torso and Internal Organs (2000)
Reanimating the Visible Human (video, 1997)
as well as interactive 3D atlases of anatomy and radiology of unprecedented detail and realism.
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