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Primal Pictures is a 3D interactive human anatomy program, available by license at the University of Vermont through Ovid Technologies. This innovative resource offers a vast gallery of brilliant images of the human body, from head to toe! The 3D models can be manipulated to add and subtract anatomic layers, modified to display arteries, veins, and nerves, and rotated 360 degrees, incrementally or continuously. Special modules for available for surgery, therapy, sports injuries, chiropractic, and acupuncture, making Primal Pictures an ideal reference for surgeons, radiologists, nurses, physical therapists, and many other health care professionals. A complete human anatomy study guide with interactive quizzes and a test bank make it an invaluable review and study tool for residents and students.
From the Primal Pictures welcome page, select one of the over 20 different modules:
For example, check out the Interactive Knee-Version 1.1 module:
The module opens to an overview of the knee and its surrounding structures, beginning at Layer 14. The default Low Quality setting enables faster loading.
To change to a different model, such as Patella or Tibial plateau and meniscii, click on the drop-down box directly below the image.
Rotate the 3D model by using the arrow buttons immediately below the image. To rotate continuously, click on the double arrows. To rotate in stepwise fashion, click on the single arrows.
Add or strip away anatomical layers, from Deep to Superficial, using the left and right arrows. To jump layers or to view arteries, veins, nerves, and other views, click on the Layer drop-down box.
Click on any anatomical structure within the image to display the relevant text.
Zoom in or out to change the image size.
Click the MRI tab to view the corresponding MRI sub-module. You can select layers and rotate the MRI model, much like the anatomic model.
Click the Contents tab to view the entire contents of that module. You can also search within the module using the search box.