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The Visible Human

In collaboration with University of Michigan researchers, PSC is developing technologies for high-speed networking and visualization for the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human data. This project enhances anatomy training through innovative, interactive viewing. Along with allowing retrieval of anatomical imagery, such as the torso side-view shown here, the PSC team is developing capability to select views arbitrarily, which are then constructed in real time. In this case, a user selects a curved pathway through the center of the spinal cord, and the interface constructs a corresponding warped-plane frontal cross-section, providing an extremely useful view that's otherwise unavailable.