Sharada R1, Anusha Gudimalla2
ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Teaching human anatomy has undergone profound changes in the recent years. These days, with lots of new medical schools getting established, there is acute shortage of cadavers and cadaveric bones to teach the students. However, the new radiological imaging techniques are replacing the traditional cadaveric dissection in learning human anatomy. Among them, development of multi detector computed tomogram scanner has been one of the most important recent advances of medical imaging. Objective of the present study is to describe the scientific community about usefulness of multi detector computed tomogram in teaching human anatomy to medical students. METHODS: The multi detector computed tomogram films which were available at the radiology department of our institution were used for the present study. The anatomical structures were evaluated on a 64 slice multi detector scanner. RESULTS: By observing the transverse, sagittal and three dimensional images simultaneously, it was much easier to understand the organ anatomy. The present study had addressed, one of the new opportunities provided by 64-slice multi detector computed tomogram in teaching human anatomy to the medical students. CONCLUSION: This method enables us to offer a good anatomical science education. We suggest that, this assisted teaching method is a useful option not only for clinical discussion but also for medical education.