The next best thing to a cadaver
Australian scientists have come up with a way to use a CT scanner and 3D printer to produce realistic human anatomical specimens for use in medical schools.
The aim is to create a set of models that covers the anatomy knowledge needed by medical and allied health students, says Professor Paul McMenamin, leader of the Monash University project.
So far his team has produced hearts, feet, legs, arms, shoulders, hands, necks and brains. They have also proved it is possible to create negative spaces, with the help of CT scans of warthog sinuses.