Ohio University Heritage
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interactive Human Anatomy at Ohio University.
This page presents interactive 3D visualizations of
human anatomical structure. Our team has been visualizing human
anatomical structure based on CT scanning since 2006, and some
of our work on a dried skull (OUVC 10503) was
published in 2008. In 2008,
we had the opportunity to inject the upper extremity blood
vessels of a fresh (unfixed) cadaver of a white male in his 50s
named Frank. Additional materials will be added. The project is
led by Lawrence Witmer and
Ryan Ridgely, and Ridgely has done all
of the segmentation, 3D visualization, and animation. Movies
have been labeled and 3D PDFs have been assembled by
Ashley Morhardt, and
Details of the specimens, scans, and techniques are
The resources on this site are open-access and freely
downloadable. They are intended to serve as STEM educational
aids for medical students, K-12, undergraduate students, and students
in allied health professions.
our other Visible Interactive Anatomy sites!
3D PDFs allow anyone with even the free Acrobat
Reader to interactively manipulate the 3D models that we
generate with powerful software like Avizo. The whole
object or individual parts can be spun around, isolated, made
transparent, hidden, etc. The files can even be saved to
your local computer. We provide each 3D PDF in three
different resolutions and files sizes to match your
interest and the power of your computer.
View our mini-tutorial. NOTE: Bugs in many browsers prevent them from running
3D PDFs in a browser window, so please save it to your
system and then launch it.
This website provides supplementary information as an adjunct to
a published paper. Witmer, with the skilled assistance of
Ryan Ridgely, is responsible for the content of the website.
Content provided here is for educational and research purposes
only, and may not be used for any commercial purpose without the
L. M. Witmer and other