Built on real anatomy from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project®, the Touch of Life Technologies VH Dissector platform for physical therapy education provides students with an integrated environment for anatomical education and reference. With the ability to interact with correlated 3D and cross-sectional views of over 2,000 anatomical structures through identification, dissection, assembly and rotation the VH Dissector helps students understand the complex three-dimensional structure of the human body. Combining a complete electronic dissector and surface palpation guide with integrated 3D and cross-sectional atlases, the VH Dissector platform provides a comprehensive resource for gross anatomy education. Used in the dissection lab, for small group discussions or as a self-study resource, the VH Dissector provides:
Comprehensive Surface Palpation Guide
Containing over 200 narrated videos, the Surface Palpation Guide provides and extensive reference and self-study resource for this core component of physical therapy education. Each palpation includes information about patient positioning and interaction along with links to the VH Dissector anatomy presenting the palpable structure in 3D and cross-sectional views.
Step-by-Step Dissection Instructions
Dissections are organized regionally and each dissection starts with an overview of the anatomical features of the area along with key concepts such as muscle function, innervation and blood supply. These introductions are then followed by step-by-step dissection instructions with correlated high-resolution labeled dissection photographs to help students quickly locate and identify structures in the lab. Within each step important relationships between key structures are highlighted and demonstrated through links to the VH Dissector's 3D and cross-sectional views helping students better understand the complex relationships of the human body.
Muscle Tables Reference
The included muscle tables cover the bony attachments, innervation and arterial supply for all of the major muscles of the body. Muscles are organized regionally and include links to the VH Dissector anatomy demonstrating each of these concepts.
As the most comprehensive electronic 3D and cross-sectional atlas available, the VH Dissector belongs on every PT's virtual bookshelf and your students will already have it. As a reference resource, the VH Dissector can be used to review key anatomical relationships and palpation techniques.
Patient Education Resource
When patients better understand their condition they are more likely to adhere to and correctly perform their rehabilitation exercises. Using the VH Dissector, practicing PTs can improve outcomes by presenting their patients with an overview of the key anatomical components of their treatment.