Journal article

A Pipeline for Generating Interactive, Schematic 3D Surgical Anatomy Models.

Reuben Schmidt, Richard Gartrell, Justin M Yeung

Journal of Surgical Education | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: We describe a pipeline for creating and publishing online schematic 3D anatomical models, that requires minimal resources and facilitates an intuitive understanding of complex surgical structures, using the inguinal canal as an example. DESIGN: The open source 3D modeling software Blender1 was used to generate the inguinal canal model. With screen recording enabled, the model was annotated within a 3D space and the resultant video tutorial uploaded to YouTube. The 3D model was also exported to an online web portal that students could navigate independently. Feedback was collated from YouTube and the online platform over two years via video comments and an online form for platform ..

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