Resource Highlight: Surgical Anatomy Apps for Liver, Lung, and Male Pelvis

These were created by Emory University and are available for Apple devices.

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Surgical Anatomy of the Liver

“This app is for trainees, medical students, instructors, and anyone that needs a quick way to learn or teach liver anatomy.This hands-on tool allows you to mentally map the 3D anatomy of the liver in a way that was never possible with illustrations or imaging studies.

Emory Surgical Oncologist Shishir Maithel, MD, FACS, guided a certified medical illustrator in the process of digitally sculpting the anatomy to be both clear and accurate. The anatomy is a synthesis of radiographic, cadaveric, and surgical references, as well as hundreds of hours of liver surgery.”


Surgical Anatomy of the Lung

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“This preoperative planning and educational tool has four main components. A Lung Capacity Calculator with interactive tools to help assess patient’s lung capacity after surgery. An interactive Cancer Staging Calculator with in-depth descriptions and illustrations. A 3D anatomy viewer, which can show and hide various anatomical structures. It also includes the ability to interactively place tumors of various sizes in and around the lungs. Also included are some anatomical illustrations with the ability to annotate, draw, and save out images.”


Anatomy of the Male Pelvis

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“3D depiction of the complex organization of the male pelvis into a concise, visually engaging, easy-to-use format for teaching, training, and consulting.

Based on a simple selection menu, users can navigate throughout the entire network of structures that comprise the male pelvic region, including the bony pelvis, pelvic floor, musculature, vessels, and connective tissue, and view their relationship to such organs as the bladder, reproductive organs, colon, and rectum. Structures can be rotated in 3D, made transparent or invisible, and viewed at different magnifications. The app also allows the arteries and nerves that traverse the pelvis to be clicked to trigger identifying text.”

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