Students need to understand how the anatomy they learn corresponds to radiologic images from their first anatomy course forward.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Amirsys’ new anatomy educational product, AnatomyOne, has addressed an urgent need expressed by most medical school curriculum committees: radiologic imaging. Traditional gross anatomy does not include imaging and medical schools are struggling to discover the best way to introduce radiologic images into their curriculum at the appropriate time. Institutions who traditionally introduced imaging during clerkships are finding that this practice has left students unprepared to participate in the diagnostic process. As a result, many institutions are experimenting with different methods of bringing radiology into the medical curriculum earlier. AnatomyOne meets this need by integrating multi-modality radiologic imaging into the anatomy curriculum.
“Students need to understand how the anatomy they learn corresponds to radiologic images from their first anatomy course forward. It’s the perfect time to teach imaging because imaging is based on anatomy,” reports Michael P. Federle MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology at Stanford University.
According to a recent survey, medical students who entered clerkships without a foundational understanding of imaging expressed frustration and embarrassment when asked to identify anatomy in radiologic images. With AnatomyOne, medical students will see anatomy illustrations, cadaver photographs, and radiologic images, side-by-side, so they can learn to recognize anatomical structures in imaging early.
In addition to complementing the gross anatomy content, radiologic imaging also enhances AnatomyOne’s Clinical Insights, making AnatomyOne an ideal resource for students during clinical clerkship rotations in almost every area.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative online healthcare solutions in medical education, radiology, pathology, and surgery. Over 99% of North American academic medical centers use Amirsys products daily. Through use of its proprietary technology and image-intensive, expert and evidence-based content, Amirsys provides online problem-solving solutions to thousands of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and residents-in-training worldwide.