Neuroimage Analysis Center
"understanding the human brain through imaging"


Using 3D Modeling Techniques to Enhance Teaching of Difficult Anatomical Concepts

3D anatomical models of the upper abdomen. The figure displays the liver (dark yellow), stomach (brown), esophagus (light yellow), spleen (light purple), pancreas (dark pink) and air-filled bowel (cyan), along with the aorta (red), inferior vena cava (blue) and portal vein (blue). The opacity of the bowel has been lowered to allow deeper structures to become visible. These models were created by two fourth-year medical students.


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The Neuroimage Analysis Center (NAC) develops image processing and analysis techniques for basic and clinical neurosciences. The NAC research approach emphasizes both specific core technologies and collaborative application projects. The activities of the NAC are centered at the Harvard Medical School and the Surgical Planning Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, with collaborators throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

The NAC is a Biomedical Technology Resource Center supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) (P41 EB015902). It was supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) (P41 RR13218) through December 2011.

Surgical Planning LaboratoryBrigham and Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolNational Center for Research Resources (NCRR)National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)National Institute of Health (NIH)