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Library Facilities

A guide on how to use SIT Library facilities

Booking the Anatomage Tables

There are two Anatomage Tables on SIT@Dover Campus. One is in the Library and the other is in HSS Lab at URC, Level 1. The Anatomage Table is for students to learn gross anatomy and radiology. Booking is required and only certified students and staff are permitted to use.

Starting up the Anatomage

  1. If you are in the Library, collect the cable from the library staff to connect the Library Anatomage table to the nearest wall socket. If you are in the HSS Lab, skip this step. 
  2. Switch on the Anatomage Table via the switch at the foot of the Table and wait for it to boot.
  3. At the desktop, open the program named "TableEDU5.0.1" on the Desktop
  4. Select one of the options in the Application Tool Bar (a horizontal menu of 8 buttons)
    • For a full cadaver > press "Gross Anatomy" > select the cadaver you want to study
    • For CT imaging of a cadaver > press "Gross Anatomy" >  press "Female Full Body CT with Models"
    • For high resolution models of a specific part of the body > press "High Res Regional Anatomy" > select your region of interest
    • For clinical cases, open Image Library
  5. Press the power button at the bottom right corner of the screen to return to the Application Toolbar

 

How to use the Anatomage

  • Move the cadaver directly: Drag the cadaver in the direction you want with two fingers on the screen.
  • Rotate the cadaver: Rotate the cadaver in the direction and along the axis you want with one finger on the screen.
  • Position the cadaver with the settings on the left side of the screen.


 

  1. Select the icon outlined in red
  2. Select the picture with the question mark outlined in yellow

     
  3. Without closing the window, tap on a structure you wish to identify. The structure will turn blue when selected. The name of the structure will appear on the screen. 
    E.g. In this case the user tapped the right ventricle and a label stating "R. Ventricle" appeared (outlined in red).

The name label of the structure will disappear when you touch another structure, so you can only see one label at a time.

Annotations are a powerful way to show labels on the diagram. They also allow you to label only certain structures, particularly the ones that you're currently interested in, so that the diagram doesn't get too cluttered. The diagram can also get rotated or dissected in a way that presents the information clearly, and other organs not of interest can be hidden to make for a neater picture. This can be extremely useful when creating your own notes, where you might want the labels to appear in a certain way. 

 

Step 1: Select the icon (Volume Visibility Dialogue) with the eye, outlined in red to open the Volume Visibility Control window. Select the icon


 

Step 2: The Volume window will appear. Select the region that you want to see annotations for.
In this case it is the cardiovascular system (outlined in red)

 

Step 3: This will open the annotations column (outlined in red). Tap the check boxes to select the annotations you want.

 

Step 4: Close the window to see the annotations.

This annotation feature is extremely powerful as it allows you to create your own customised diagrams for your own notes and revision. You can create diagrams showing only certain structures that you are interested in, without the other organs in the way. For example, here is a diagram showing innervation of the right leg. 

 

Step 1: Select the knife icon at the bottom of the screen (outlined in red).

 

Step 2: Select the dissection icon (outlined in red and yellow)

 

Step 3: Make a cut by dragging your finger to make a line (the blue line is where the cut will be). 
             Then tap the part you want to remove (in this case the area shaded red).

 

Step 4: Turn the cadaver to see the cross-section

 

You can now use the identification tool to identify each structure in the cross section. 

Sliders

These two sliders represent the extent that the various structures will be displayed. 

The top slider is for the various functional systems in the body, sliding from left to right will display the following systems in order: 

  • Skeletal System
  • Cardiac System (Heart and surrounding vessels)
  • Reproductive, Renal and Endocrine Systems
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Liver / Billary System
  • Articular System (Joints and Ligaments)
  • Muscular System
  • Adipose Deposits

The bottom slider is for the various vascular systems and vessels, and sliding from left to right will display the following systems in order: 

  • Arteries
  • Veins
  • Nerves (Peripheral Nervous System)
  • Lymphatic System

 

 

Step 1: Tap on the eye icon indicated here in red.

 

This will bring up the Volume Window, which looks like this:

Step 2: Select any of the different views at the top left corner to load the CT Scan. Do allow some time for the images to load. 

 

Here's what each of the views mean: 

  1. Volume rendering only
  2. Volume rendering + one cross-sectional slice 
  3. All three cross-sections (transverse, coronal, sagittal) side by side
  4. All three cross-sections (transverse, coronal, sagittal), staggered
  5. One cross-section only

 

Step 3: After selecting your desired layout, the sliders can be used to adjust each cross-section cut independently. 

This is how Layout 2 looks like: 

 

This is how Layout 4 looks like: 

 

You can still use the identification functions, and tap on any organ or structure to show its label. 

 

There are more CT Scans with clinical cases, and you may explore them under the Clinical Cases tab. 

Clinical cases shown through CT Scans can be accessed by tapping on the Image Library feature. 

 

This will bring up this window: 

 

The available categories are as follows:

 

You may browse through each category of images and explore various clinical cases. 

These clinical cases include: 

  • Brain Perfusion
  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Fractures
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Stab wounds
  • Heart valve replacement

It even includes the anatomy of other animals, and also allows you to select two cases to compare the images. 

 

For more information regarding the images in each category, you may visit the Anatomage official site here.

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