Antoine Micheau, MD , Denis Hoa, MD
Wednesday 12 April 2017Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis
We have created an anatomical atlas of the chest and the mediastinum which is an interactive tool for studying the cross-sectional anatomy of the normal thorax based on an enhanced multidetector computed tomography with helical angiography of the thorax (axial plane). Anatomical structures are visible as interactive labelled images.
Cross sectional anatomy: CT of the thorax
Anatomy of the chest: how to visualize anatomic labels
This atlas is a comprehensive and affordable learning tool for medical students and residents and especially for radiologists and pneumologists.
It provides access to CT images in the axial plane, allowing the user to learn and review the lung anatomy interactively. Anatomical structures are labelled, providing an invaluable teaching resource. User progress may be evaluated with the test mode.
The horizontal menu allows access to several groups of anatomical structures:
As the cursor is moved over an anatomic area of the lung parenchyma, the segment is highlighted and labelled: this tool has been chosen to show segmental lung anatomy (international and Ikeda).
The left vertical menu provides graphics of the bronchi, with anatomical schemas based on a three dimensional (3D) model (based on a volume rendering extracted from CT).
It also provides a graphic of the regional lymph nodes of the thorax.