The Study of Early Human Embryos Using Interactive Three Dimensional Computer Reconstructions

J Scarborough, James Fortune Aiton, JC McLachlan, Susan Challoner Whiten, SD Smart

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Abstract

Tracings of serial histological sections from 4 human embryos at different Carnegie stages were used to create 3-dimensional (3D) computer models of the developing heart. The models were constructed using commercially available software developed for graphic design and the production of computer generated virtual reality environments. They are available as interactive objects which can be downloaded via the World Wide Web. This simple method of 3D reconstruction offers significant advantages for understanding important events in morphological sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Anatomy
Volume191
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Keywords

  • embryo
  • human heart
  • computer reconstruction
  • SERIAL SECTIONS
  • DATABASE
  • DESIGN

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