M1: Human Anatomy/Virtual Dissections

How to use this page to get the most out of the 15 virtual dissections if you are an Emory M1 Student:

Before class: You must prepare for the virtual dissections before class, I will assume some baseline knowledge for our in-class work. If you do not prepare, you will quickly become lost in whatever body part we are studying.  It would be best if you did the following before each one of the 15 virtual dissections: 1) Look over the goals and objectives, 2) read the dissection comic, 3) watch the dissection video and 4) take the pre-class quiz. All of these things can be found below. The single most important thing you can do is read the comic.

During class: Each class will start with a brief Kahoot! anatomy quiz (which you have access to, below), followed by an in class drawing that all students will do to simplify complex anatomy. We will then explore whatever body part we are learning about that week using cross sectional images from the visible human  project loaded into ImageJ or using the images below. Look for the structures listed in the goals and objectives. After students have learned the anatomy from the “cadaver”, we will look at a normal MRI or CT to see what these structures look like using clinical images. Next, students will look for abnormalities using actual MRI or CT cases. The relevant VHP and MRI/CT images are included below. Answers are included for the cases; try not to look at the answers until you’ve struggled through the case. Finally, we will have another brief Kahoot! focusing on clinically important derangements of the anatomy we have learned.

After class: Periodically review the comics and any notes that you took in class. Redraw the in-class anatomic drawing and retake the “click on target” and Kahoot! quizzes. If you have problems identifying structures, consult e-Anatomy.

Before the exam: Make sure that you know the material in the comics cold. Take the back test. Come to the review session. Be able to identify the structures listed in the goals and objectives. I will never, ever write a tricky exam question on purpose. If you think a question is tricky, you are either overthinking things (60%), you don’t understand the anatomy well enough (30%) or I wrote a bad question (10%).

How to use this page if you are not an Emory Student:

Read the comics, watch the videos, do the drawings and take the quizzes. Try to identify normal structures on the visible human images (will include VHP in the name) that are listed in the goals and objectives for each dissection. Then find those same structures on the normal clinical scans and find the abnormal structures on the clinical cases. Note that non-Emory students will not be able to log in to e-Anatomy using the Emory link.

Comics:

  1. The Spine: 1 Spine 1,2
  2. The Thigh: 2 Thigh 3,4
  3. The Ankle: 3 Ankle 2,3,4
  4. The Aortic Arch: 4 Aortic Arch 5
  5. The Shoulder: 5 Shoulder 1,2,3
  6. The Elbow: 6 Elbow 1
  7. The Chest: 7 Tracheobroncheal Tree 5
  8. The Circle of Willis: 8 COW 3
  9. The Orbit: 9 Orbit 1,2,3
  10. The Heart: 10 Heart 4
  11. The Larynx: 11 Larynx 1,2
  12. The Paranasal Sinuses: 12 Sinuses 3
  13. The Abdominal Wall: 13 Abdominal Wall 1,3,4
  14. The Abdominal Aorta: 14 Abdominal Aorta 2
  15. The Pelvis: 15 Pelvis 4
  16. Summary Drawings from each Dissection: Summary Drawings

Videos:

  1. Virtual Dissection 1 The Back
  2. Virtual Dissection 2 The Knee
  3. Virtual Dissection 3 The Ankle
  4. Virtual Dissection 4 The Neck
  5. Virtual Dissection 5 The Shoulder
  6. Virtual Dissection 6 The Elbow
  7. Virtual Dissection 7 The Chest
  8. Virtual Dissection 8 The Circle of Willis
  9. Virtual Dissection 9 The Orbit
  10. Virtual Dissection 10 The Heart
  11. Virtual Dissection 11 The Larynx
  12. Virtual Dissection 12 The Paranasal Sinuses
  13. Virtual Dissection 13 Spermatic Cord
  14. Virtual Dissection 14 Abdominal Tubes
  15. Virtual Dissection 15 MSK Pelvis

Quizzes:

“Click on Target”:

When you click on the desired quiz, you will be taken to a Google Slides presentation. In the Google Slides tool bar, click “View”, then “Present”, that will start the slide show; follow the instructions on the slides. These are “Click on Target” questions, where you will be asked to click on anatomic structures.

  1. Dissection # 1 Pre-Test: The Back
  2. Dissection # 2 Pre-Test: The Knee
  3. Dissection # 3 Pre-Test: The Ankle
  4. Dissection # 4 Pre-Test: The Neck
  5. Dissection # 5 Pre-Test: The Shoulder
  6. Dissection # 6 Pre-Test: The Elbow
  7. Dissection # 7 Pre-Test: The Chest
  8. Dissection # 8 Pre-Test: The Cranium
  9. Dissection # 9 Pre-Test: The Orbit
  10. Dissection # 10 Pre-Test: The Heart
  11. Dissection # 11 Pre-Test: The Larynx
  12. Dissection # 12 Pre-Test: The Paranasal Sinuses
  13. Dissection # 13 Pre-Test: The Abdominal Wall
  14. Dissection # 14 Pre-Test: The Abdominal Organs
  15. Dissection # 15 Pre-Test: The Pelvis

Anatomy Kahoot!s:

You’ll need 2 devices to play these Kahoot!s, a mobile device with the Kahoot! app and a tablet/laptop/desktop. Click on the link below on your tablet/laptop/desktop, then click–>play–>start now–>classic–>start. The Kahoot! should now show you a game pin. Start Kahoot! on your mobile device and enter the pin, then your nickname, then click start on your tablet/laptop/desktop which will display the questions. Answer the questions on your mobile device, use your other device to advance through the quiz.

  1. Dissection # 1 Pre-Test
  2. Dissection # 1 Post-Test
  3. Dissection # 2 Pre-Test
  4. Dissection # 2 Post-Test
  5. Dissection # 3 Pre-Test
  6. Dissection # 3 Post-Test
  7. Virtual Dissection Review # 1
  8. Dissection # 4 Pre-Test
  9. Dissection # 4 Post-Test
  10. Dissection # 5 Pre-Test
  11. Dissection # 5 Post-Test
  12. Dissection # 6 Pre-Test
  13. Dissection # 6 Post-Test
  14. Virtual Dissection Review # 2
  15. Dissection # 7 Pre-Test
  16. Dissection # 7 Post-Test
  17. Dissection # 8 Pre-Test
  18. Dissection # 8 Post-Test
  19. Dissection # 9 Pre-Test
  20. Dissection # 9 Post-Test
  21. Virtual Dissection Review # 3
  22. Dissection # 10 Pre-Test
  23. Dissection # 10 Post-Test
  24. Dissection # 11 Pre-Test
  25. Dissection # 11 Post-Test
  26. Dissection # 12 Pre-Test
  27. Dissection # 12 Post-Test
  28. Virtual Dissection Review # 4
  29. Dissection # 13 Pre-Test
  30. Dissection # 13 Post-Test
  31. Dissection # 14 Pre-Test
  32. Dissection # 14 Post-Test
  33. Dissection # 15 Pre-Test
  34. Dissection # 15 Post-Test
  35. Virtual Dissection Review # 5

Back Test Questions:

Links to back test questions are below. For 1-5 below, each question is repeated 3 times: once without the choices listed, once with the choices listed and once with the correct answer given. Try to answer the questions without the choices listed, this is a more effective way of studying. Alternatively, you can try the same questions in a Google quiz in 7-11 below.

  1. Anatomy Test 1
  2. Anatomy Test 2
  3. Anatomy Test 3
  4. Anatomy Test 4
  5. Anatomy Test 5
  6. Just for Fun: Additional Virtual Dissection Study Questions
  7. Anatomy Test 1 as a Google doc.
  8. Anatomy Test 2 as a Google doc.
  9. Anatomy Test 3 as a Google doc.
  10. Anatomy Test 4 as a Google doc.
  11. Anatomy Test 5 as a Google doc.

In class “Draw it to Learn it” drawings:

Links to simplified step by step drawings for each vitual dissection are included below. Obviously, this section is still under construction!

  1. Dissection 1, Vertebra
  2. Dissection 2, Knee
  3. Dissection 3, Ankle
  4. Dissection 4, Aortic arch
  5. Dissection 5, Shoulder and Bonus Dissection, Brachial plexus
  6. Dissection 6, Elbow
  7. Dissection 7, Tracheobronchial tree
  8. Dissection 8, Circle of Willis
  9. Dissection 9, Orbit
  10. Dissection 10, Heart
  11. Dissection 11, Larynx
  12. Dissection 12, Paranasal sinuses
  13. Dissection 13, Spermatic cord
  14. Dissection 14, Abdominal aorta
  15. Dissection 15, Pelvis
  16. All Finished Drawings
  17. Summary drawings in mini-poster format.

Cross Sectional Normal Anatomy and Cases:

Dissection # 1: The Back

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 1: The Back
  2. Lumbar Spine Sagittal VHP
  3. Normal T1 Sagittal Lumbar Spine MRI
  4. Normal T2 Sagittal Lumbar Spine MRI
  5. Lumbar Spine Axial VHP
  6. Normal T2 Axial Lumbar Spine MRI
  7. Back Case # 1 Sagittal
  8. Back Case # 1 Axial
  9. Answer to Back Case # 1
  10. Back Case # 2
  11. Answer to Back Case # 2
  12. Back Case # 3
  13. Answer to Back Case # 3

Dissection # 2: The Knee

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 2: The Knee
  2. Knee Coronal VHP
  3. Knee Sagittal VHP
  4. Near Normal Sagittal Knee MRI
  5. Knee Case # 1
  6. Answer to Knee Case # 1
  7. Knee Case # 2
  8. Answer to Knee Case # 2

Dissection # 3: The Ankle

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 3: The Ankle
  2. Ankle Coronal VHP
  3. Axial Ankle VHP
  4. Normal Axial Ankle MRI
  5. Ankle Case # 1
  6. Answer to Ankle Case # 1
  7. Ankle Case # 2
  8. Answer to Ankle Case # 2

Dissection # 4: The Neck

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 4: The Neck
  2. Neck Axial VHP
  3. Normal Neck CT
  4. Neck Case # 1
  5. Answer to Neck Case # 1
  6. Neck Case # 2 T1 Coronal
  7. Neck Case # 2 “T2” Coronal
  8. Answer to Neck Case # 2

Dissection # 5: The Shoulder

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 5: The Shoulder
  2. Shoulder Axial VHP
  3. Normal Axial Shoulder MRI
  4. Shoulder Sagittal VHP
  5. Normal Sagittal Shoulder MRI
  6. Shoulder Coronal VHP
  7. Normal Coronal Shoulder MRI
  8. Shoulder Case # 1
  9. Answer to Shoulder Case # 1
  10. Shoulder Case # 2
  11. Answer to Shoulder Case # 2

Dissection # 6: The Elbow

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 6: The Elbow
  2. Elbow Coronal VHP
  3. Normal Elbow MRI Coronal
  4. Elbow Axial VHP
  5. Normal Elbow MRI Axial
  6. Elbow Case # 1
  7. Answer to Elbow Case # 1
  8. Elbow Case # 2
  9. Answer to Elbow Case # 2

Dissection # 7: The Chest

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 7: The Chest
  2. Female Chest Axial VHP
  3. Normal Chest CT
  4. Chest Case # 1
  5. Answer to Chest Case # 1
  6. Chest Case # 2
  7. Answer to Chest Case # 2

Dissection # 8: The Circle of Willis

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 8: The Circle of Willis
  2. Axial Circle of Willis VHP
  3. Coronal Circle of Willis VHP
  4. Normal Circle of Willis CT
  5. Circle of Willis Case # 1
  6. Answer to Circle of Willis Case # 1
  7. Circle of Willis Case # 2
  8. Answer to Circle of Willis Case # 2

Dissection # 9: The Orbit

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 9: The Orbit
  2. Coronal Orbit VHP
  3. Axial Orbits VHP
  4. Normal Orbit CT
  5. Orbit Case # 1
  6. Answer to Orbit Case # 1
  7. Orbit Case # 2
  8. Answer to Orbit Case # 2

Dissection # 10: The Heart

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 10: The Heart
  2. Heart VHP
  3. Normal Coronary CT
  4. Coronary Case # 1
  5. Coronary Case # 1 Cath
  6. Answer to Coronary Case # 1
  7. Coronary Case # 2
  8. Answer to Coronary Case # 2
  9. Cardiac Case # 1
  10. Answer to Cardiac Case # 1

Dissection # 11: The Larynx

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 11: The Larynx
  2. Larynx VHP
  3. Normal Larynx CT
  4. Larynx Case # 1
  5. Answer to Larynx Case # 1
  6. Larynx Case # 2
  7. Answer to Larynx Case # 2

Dissection # 12: The Paranasal Sinuses

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 12: The Paranasal Sinuses
  2. Coronal Sinuses VHP
  3. Normal Coronal Paranasal Sinuses CT
  4. Axial Sinuses VHP
  5. Normal Axial Paranasal Sinuses CT
  6. Normal Sagittal Paranasal Sinuses CT
  7. Paranasal Sinuses Case # 1
  8. Answer to Paranasal Sinuses Case # 1
  9. Paranasal Sinuses Case # 2
  10. Answer to Paranasal Sinuses Case # 2

Dissection # 13: The Abdominal Wall

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 13: The Abdominal Wall
  2. Inguinal Canal/Pelvis VHP
  3. Normal Abdomen CT
  4. Abdominal Wall Case # 1
  5. Answer to Abdominal Wall Case # 1
  6. Abdominal Wall Case # 2
  7. Answer to Abdominal Wall Case # 2

Dissection # 14: The Abdominal Contents

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 14: Abdominal Contents
  2. Porta Hepatis VHP
  3. Normal Abdomen CT
  4. Abdominal Contents Case # 1
  5. Answer to Abdominal Contents Case # 1
  6. Abdominal Contents Case # 2
  7. Answer to Abdominal Contents Case # 2
  8. Abdominal Contents Case # 3
  9. Answer to Abdominal Contents Case # 3
  10. Abdominal Contents Case # 4
  11. Answer to Abdominal Contents Case # 4

Dissection # 15: The Pelvis

  1. Goals and Objectives Dissection # 15: The Pelvis
  2. Inguinal Canal/Pelvis VHP
  3. Normal Pelvis CT
  4. Pelvis Case # 1
  5. Answer to Pelvis Case # 1
  6. Pelvis Case # 2
  7. Answer to Pelvis Case # 2

Bonus: VHP Head/Neck Images

  1. Axial Head/Neck
  2. Coronal Head/Neck
  3. Sagittal Head/Neck