UT Libraries Now Has a 3D Anatomy Table

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired a new teaching tool, a 3D anatomy table.

The touch-screen Anatomage Table is an innovative approach to teaching anatomy. Digital cadavers allow students to visualize thousands of anatomical structures and to perform virtual 3D dissections exactly as they would on a real cadaver.

The Anatomage Table is equipped with four full-sized human models and more than 1,000 pathological examples, including animal cases.

“We anticipate that the anatomy table will be used by students and faculty in numerous disciplines, from anthropology to veterinary medicine,” says Melanie Allen, the health sciences librarian for UT’s libraries. “We will offer demonstrations for faculty members this spring and summer.”

The table will be housed in the John C. Hodges Library and will be available for class use beginning fall semester 2018. The Anatomage software includes supplemental curriculum materials and quizzes to support classroom instruction.

The anatomy table was purchased through a grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, a supporter of nonprofit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics.

For more information, contact Melanie Allen, UT Libraries Health Sciences Librarian (melanie-allen@utk.edu).