Visible Human Images

These images are from the Visible Human Dataset supplied by the US National Library of Medicine. They are serial sections of a frozen male cadaver, at 1 mm intervals, from the head to the upper thighs. All the images are viewed from toe to head, so the subject's left is on your right. The horizontal resolution on the low-resolution pictures is about 0.5mm. They are designed for viewing with the 1024 x 768 pixel display used on many data projectors.

Click the "HEAD" and "FEET" buttons to move to adjacent sections, double click for larger [1cm] steps, or "JUMP" to a specified section in the range 1001 to 2023. Anterior sections have lower numbers: scroll down this page for a clickable orientation map, or click here for an alphabetical index. The numbering on these frozen male sections does not match the numbering of the CT images of the healthy female. Each image file (985 x 585 pixels) is about 0.3MB so they may take a few seconds to load over a slow network connection. The "MORE" button will take you directly to the corresponding slice in a higher resolution (3720 x 2200) data set. Use the scroll bars to correctly position these higher resolution images on the screen. These images are larger (~1MB) and more detailed so they will load more slowly than the low resolution dataset.

Click anywhere in the high resolution images to return to the lower resolution screen. It is anticipated that students will use the low-resolution images to navigate quickly from one part of the cadaver to another, but spend some time examining some high-resolution pictures in greater detail. You can right click any of these images if you want to save them to your local disk.

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Click in the picture below to jump directly to the corresponding section. The horizontal line on the images is a sawcut near the gastroesophageal junction that was necessary for the preparation of the cadaver. It indicates damaged sections, not your current location in the database. Click here to return to the practical instructions or here to examine the CT images of a healthy female.

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