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2011-03-03 00:00:28

4D Anatomy LLC, the leading developer of image based human anatomy software, today announced the availability of the 4D Anatomy Research Partnership Program. The program makes the 4D NeuroArcâ“ž¢ camera widely available to partner institutions to create additional content for the 4D Anatomy Platform. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 2, 2011 4D Anatomy LLC, the leading developer of image based human anatomy software, today announced the availability of the 4D Anatomy...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

4D Anatomy LLC, the leading developer of image based human anatomy software, today announced the availability of the initial release of the 4D Anatomy Platform, the Head and Neck Edition. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 4D Anatomy LLC, the leading developer of image based human anatomy software, today announced the availability of the initial release of the 4D Anatomy Platform, the Head and Neck Edition. The 4D Anatomy Platform provides the capability to capture multidimensional...

2010-08-16 18:41:30

Young adults who abuse amphetamines may be at greater risk of suffering a tear in the main artery leading from the heart, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. In the study, published in the August issue of American Heart Journal, researchers examined medical records from nearly 31 million people between 18 and 49 years old hospitalized from 1995 to 2007 and found that amphetamine abuse was associated with a threefold increase in the odds of aortic dissection. "Aortic...

2010-04-30 12:38:31

Early diagnosis and treatment essential for patients with aortic dissections According to research published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection"”an often fatal blood vessel condition"”and help guide treatment. Aortic dissection occurs when a tear in the wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and force the layers apart. "Many conventional forms of imaging...

2009-11-17 10:45:41

The aorta, the body's largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart. Although its walls are extraordinarily strong, like other blood vessels the aorta can sometimes develop bulges, called aneurysms. Like other aneurysms, those in the aorta sometimes give way, and the result is what doctors refer to as an "aortic dissection" "” a clinical way of saying that the largest artery in...

2009-08-09 16:37:47

A 39-year-old Illinois man died of natural causes at a Chicago hospital after falling ill at the Lollapalooza music festival, authorities say. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that authorities said Jeffrey Grimm of Oak Park died after being rushed in critical condition from the music festival to a hospital Friday. An autopsy revealed Grimm died of hemopericardium from an aortic dissection and cardiovascular disease. The autopsy finding meant Grimm suffered a tear in the wall of his...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer David and Trudy Simon of Glen Burnie decided to donate their bodies to medical research five years ago, regardless of what their family and friends thought. Mrs. Simon, 64, died at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in 2006, after a seven-year battle with emphysema. In keeping with her wishes, the Maryland Anatomy Board took custody of her body for use in a medical program. Now that the research has been completed, Mrs. Simon's body was cremated...

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2008-06-01 17:10:00

Although the thought of dissecting a frog, pig or rat, may make some students squeamish, animal rights activists in West Virginia are concerned about the animals themselves, and have donated a software application to Wheeling Park High School that offers virtual interactive frog dissection.  Dissecting animals "desensitizes kids. It tells them that we do not have any respect for any animal," Marilyn Grindley, a member of the Ohio County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

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2008-02-20 12:55:00

The image of the human heart floats detached in a sea of blue, its tiniest red arteries and blue veins clearly shown growing into the muscled organ like the tiny roots of a tree. With the click of a mouse, the right ventricle lights up green; another click on "apex of the heart" and the bottom tip turns purple.By this summer, thousands of similar images of every part of the body will be online in a newly digitized version of the Stanford University School of Medicine's world-renowned Bassett...

2007-10-02 09:01:08

By Youdas, James W Krause, David A; Hellyer, Nathan J; Hollman, John H; Rindflesch, Aaron B Background and Purpose. Reciprocal peer teaching (RPT) describes an education method whereby students alternate between teacher and student roles. The use of RPT has not been described in previous physical therapist education literature. The first purpose of this study was to assess the perceived usefulness of RPT among first- year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students as a method for teaching...


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