New Animals and Solutions for Veterinary Cadavers

June 16, 2021

BodyViz scan of dog with gallstone and Bodyviz Real 3D

New regulations, societal viewpoints, and decreasing availability of cadavers present veterinary anatomy instructors and programs with the growing issues of:

  • Finding an effective alternative for cadaveric dissection
  • Obtaining access to anatomy labs and resources
  • Advancing student comprehension of spatial relationships
  • Preparing students for post-academic success

According to The Economist, medical programs are growing rapidly causing the demand for cadavers to rise, but institutes are battling the issue of a shortage in cadavers. This is affecting medical and veterinary schools alike. 

At BodyViz, we want to help instructors and students tackle these issues and comprehend anatomical relationships more effectively. Our 3D anatomy software and interactive online learning modules easily integrate into existing learning environments and learning management systems, providing virtual dissection access for students in any location and in a cost-effective manner. Our team works closely with instructors every step of the way ensuring:

  • Significantly more access and engagement with anatomical resources
  • Easy integration with existing resources and curricula
  • Increased comprehension of 3D spatial relationships
  • Students are career ready with real-life examples of injuries, disease, and variants

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New Animals Added to our Essential Animals Dataset! 

BodyViz has been working hard to include new animals in our included Essential Animals Dataset for veterinary anatomy instruction with our software.  Some of the new BVFs (BodyViz Files) include multiple versions of animal scans with various complications and development stages.  An example is our numerous canine scans featuring a fractured skull, cervical mass, kidney stones, portosystemic shunt, blocked bowel, small intestine obstruction, and many more complications for students to learn from. Using scans from authentic sick animals helps students to clinically apply what they learn in problem-solving real-world scenarios - making them smarter students and career ready.  Developmental comparisons can also be observed through our adolescent and adult scans of alligators and pigs. 

Our complete Essential Animal Dataset includes scans of feline, equine, goat, alligator, snake, golden eagle, guinea pig, bull frog, dogfish shark, pig, mud puppy, rabbit, sheep brain and heart, and cow eyes.  BodyViz allows veterinary anatomy instructor's labs to include animals that are exotic and exciting to students! Typically, the cost for numerous cadaver animals is outlandish for any department. But with BodyViz, numerous and exotic animal dissections are feasible!  Furthermore, BodyViz has the ability for a forever growing library with the ability of instructors to upload their own MRI and CT scans.

Why BodyViz?

Students and instructors can easily virtually dissect and explore hundreds of real anatomical examples visualized in 3D. Unlike traditional lab experiences, our 3D anatomy software provides students with consistent, detailed examples of common variants, pathology, injury, disease, and more. This approach familiarizes students with scenarios they will encounter in the field, ensuring they are career ready.

Using BodyViz saves instructors time and resources.  Instead of having to locate, prepare, and preserve numerous cadavers for dissection, BodyViz allows unlimited dissections.  BodyViz virtual dissections can be performed and undone using real cadaver scans so your students are still experiencing real anatomy!  Cadaver labs are often difficult to access and maintain. BodyViz helps instructors alleviate these issues by providing students and instructors with access to anatomical resources in any learning environment. Running on computers, laptops, iPads, and applications alike, students are able to engage with real anatomy in a very-cost effective manner.

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