On May 16, NYMC celebrated the dedication of the new Radiology Suite and Anatomage Table, located in the Basic Sciences Building, next to the Health Sciences Library. It features state-of-the-art tools and modalities that allow for the virtual study of anatomy. Hosted by Susan Rachlin, M.D., associate professor of clinical radiology and associate dean for student affairs, and Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. ’88, associate professor of cell biology and anatomy and course director in gross anatomy, the event included an overview of the facility’s equipment and a demonstration of the interactive human dissection table. “This dedicated space and extraordinary equipment is providing us with new means to reinforce and advance our students’ anatomy education and help them remember and use what they learned in their first-year gross anatomy study,” said Dr. Rachlin. View the Radiology Suite and Anatomage Table Dedication photo gallery here.
The Radiology Suite features multiple interactive screens allowing for independent and group study, as well as the cutting-edge Anatomage Table, which displays human gross anatomy in real-life size using data from actual patient scans or cadavers and will serve as a complementary tool for cadaver-based dissection courses. The table’s visualization screen spans 81 inches long and 22 inches wide and students can use it collaboratively to explore bone fractures, aneurysms, carcinoma and dozens of other unique case examples.
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., left, chancellor and chief executive officer, thanked Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees, for his generosity that helped make the new Radiology Suite and Anatomage Table possible.