Development of 3D models of female pelvis embedded in anatomical sections from de Visible Human Project

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsAsensio, L, Asensio, M, Juanes-Méndez, JA
Nombre de la Conferenciathe 5th International ConferenceProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM 2017
PublisherACM Press
Conference LocationCádiz, SpainNew York, New York, USA

We present a computerized development that allows visualizing and interacting in a virtual environment with the main anatomical structures of female pelvis. They are reconstructed from serial sections of corpse, from the Visible Human project of the Medical Library of the United States. The possibilities of representing these three-dimensional structures in any spatial orientation, together with sectional images in the three planes of space (axial, coronal and sagittal) facilitate the anatomical comprehension and identification of the set of visceral structures of this region. Our technological procedure allows the observation of the main female pelvis viscera in three dimensions with a very intuitive graphic interface. This computer application represents an important training tool for both medical students and specialists in gynecology and as a preliminary step in the planning of pelvic floor surgery.