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Viewpoint: exploring the human interior: the roles of cadaver dissection and radiologic imaging in teaching anatomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16043529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For a variety of reasons, new radiological imaging techniques are supplanting traditional cadaver dissection in the teaching of human anatomy. The authors briefly review the historical forces behind this transition, and then explore the advantages and drawbacks of each approach. Cadaver dissection offers an active, hands-on exploration of human structure, provides deep insights into the meaning of human embodiment and mortality, and represents a profound rite of passage into the medical profession. Radiological imaging permits in vivo visualization, offers physiologic as well as anatomic insights, and represents the context in which contemporary practicing physicians most frequently encounter their patients' otherwise hidden internal anatomy. Despite its important strengths, radiology cannot simply substitute for cadaver dissection, and the best models for teaching gross anatomy will incorporate both cadaver dissection and radiological imaging.
Richard B Gunderman; Philip K Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1040-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-26     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Medicine, Indiana University, 702 Barnhill Drive, RI 1053, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5200, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anatomy / education*
Diagnostic Imaging*
Dissection / education*
Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods*
Educational Technology
Faculty, Medical
Models, Educational*
Teaching / methods

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