The videos below were produced from a cryomacrotome dataset, which is a technique that involves freezing a cadaver then sequentially removing thin layers. Each time a layer is removed, a high resolution color photograph is obtained, generating gigabytes of full color digital information of the human body.
Using volumetric data such this cryomacrotome as well as clinical imaging modalities including CT, MRI, and microscope scans, we produce still and animated visualizations of human anatomy and pathology. Any system, organ, or structure from this data can be isolated and shown individually to illustrate specific medical topics.
The following videos feature a technique called “clipping” that reveals internal structures in the data. Viewing the videos in fullscreen mode is recommended (click the fullscreen button on the bottom-right).
Cryomacrotome data was obtained under license from the Visible Human Project.