Visualization of Gross Anatomy for Ultrasound Scanning Planes Using a Virtual Dissection Table

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Hyo-Min Cho; Yongho Lee & Cheolpyo Hong


There is a lack of visualization on gross anatomy planes for the non-orthogonal sections, such as subcostal and intercostal oblique scanning planes of ultrasound imaging. The aim of the present study was to visualize the anatomical image of corresponding plane for the oblique ultrasound scanning using a virtual dissection system. the oblique gross anatomy plane was constructed by appropriate segmentation using a virtual dissection table. A suitable cutting of the body plane was accomplished by turning on and off the organ systems, particularly the skeletal system, category, and structure. The right hepatic vein (RHV), middle hepatic vein (MHV), and left hepatic vein (LHV) for the right subcostal oblique plane appeared in the single slice plane. The location of the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys differently appeared in the oblique anatomical plane and body position. The results of this study suggest that using a virtual anatomy system contributes to improving the sonographer’s ability to understand anatomy.

KEY WORDS: Gross anatomy planes; Virtual dissection; Ultrasound scanning plane.

How to cite this article

CHO, H. M.; LEE, Y. & HONG, C. Visualization of gross anatomy for ultrasound scanning planes using a virtual dissection table. Int. J. Morphol., 39(1):7-10, 2021.