The Visible Human Project®
The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals.
The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project® is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.
Links to Applications for viewing images
Projects Based on the Visible Human Data Set
vhd-mms.cilea.it (Milan, Italy)
vhp.ntu.edu.sg (Singapore - Nanyan Tech Uni School of Biological Sciences)
www.umin.ac.jp/vhp ( Tokyo, Japan, University Medical Information Network (UMIN) www.umin.ac.jp/eng )
www.vhp.gla.ac.uk/intro.html Glasgow University - this is currently not working. Keep checking.
These are some links at Glasgow Uni that are working:
Medical Teaching Sites (list of links)
Medical & Anatomy Images
World Wide Web and other Internet sites concerning human neuroanatomy and neuropathology images, basic neuroscience images and methods, home pages of medical imaging centers, medical illustration and medical illustrator sites, indexes of medical imaging resources, and neuroanatomy atlases of animals are included in the pages of this section.