The long-term goal of the Clinical Anatomy Research and Scholarship Laboratory (3D virtual Anatomy Lab -N711) is to develop new innovative teaching tools that enhance the acquisition of anatomical knowledge and its clinical applications in medicine, dentistry, nursing and other health science fields.We have established a virtual anatomy laboratory for creating 3D virtual stereoscopic models. Using Amira software, the models we created can be presented and displayed through a stereoscopic projection system. This stereoscopic projection system is consisted of a silver screen and two high-definition projectors. Students wear polarized 3D glasses and sit in a small theater-like classroom with a dark or dimly lighted background. Our reconstructed 3D virtual models can be rotated 360 degrees in all axes, and can be zoomed in and zoomed out. Structures presented in the stereoscopic 3D mode appear floating in the center of the room in front of the viewers, similar to watching a 3D movie in a theater.
*In last four years