Antoine Micheau, MD , Denis Hoa, MD
Wednesday 12 April 2017Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis
We commonly use normal exam of healthy patients to create the anatomical modules of e-anatomy. In this case, we’ve deliberately chosen an abnormal patient with an important peritoneal effusion. This allows to the user to perfectly see the different parts of the peritoneal cavity (omental bursa, paracolic gutters, mesentery, mesocolon…). That’s why this patient also has a hepatocellular carcinoma with cirrhosis, ascites, portal hypertension, portacaval anastomosis and splenomegaly!
We performed an enhanced (portal venous phase – 70 seconds) multidetector computed tomography in transverse plane with coronal and sagittal reformatted images.
Data and DICOM images stocked on our PACS (Picture Archiving and Communicating System) were processed and exported as JPEG images. Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop allowed us to develop an atlas-based application with suitable functionality and user interface for the study of the abdomen and pelvis anatomy (labelled according to the Terminologia Anatomica).
This tool provides access to a CT atlas in the transverse, coronal and sagittal plane, allowing the user to interactively learn abdominal anatomy. Images are labelled according to the Terminologia Anatomica.
The horizontal menu gives access to the groups of anatomical labels:
The “planes” menu allows to the user to choose between different kind of cross-section: transverse, coronal or sagittal.