New Generation of Three-Dimensional Tools to Learn Anatomy

  • Roberto D. Tabernero RicoEmail author
  • Juan A. Juanes Méndez
  • Alberto Prats Galino
Education & Training
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We present a new generation tool based of interactive 3D models. This models are based on the radiological two-dimensional images by computed tomography imaging. Our article focuses on the anatomical region of the skull base. These new three-dimensional models offer a wide field of application in the learning, as they offer multiple visualization tools (rotation, scrolling, zoom…). In this way, understanding of the anatomical region is facilitated. A feature to be dismissed is that a professional workstation is not required to work with three-dimensional models, since a personal computer can be viewed and interacted with the models. Educational and clinical applications are also discussed.


Anatomical 3D models Skull base TC images Free software 


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Ethical Statement

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Conflict of Interest

The author declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto D. Tabernero Rico
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan A. Juanes Méndez
    • 1
  • Alberto Prats Galino
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Virgen de la ConchaZamoraSpain

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