A New Type of Anatomy Textbook
Interview: Joel Vilensky, PhD,professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Ed Weber, DO, radiologist and adjunct clinical professor
IU School of Medicine, Fort Wayne
Two IU School of Medicine professors are changing the way anatomy is taught at medical school.
Joel Vilensky, PhD, and Ed Weber, DO, teach at IUSM Fort Wayne. They talk with co-host Kathy Miller, MD, about their new clinical anatomy book, which matches classic anatomical drawings with common radiologic images, including 3-D reconstructions. The book id called Netter's Concise Radiologic Anatomy.
Frank Netter was a renowned medical illustrator, and The Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy is a standard anatomy textbook for medical students.
The availability of modern radiological tools spurred Drs. Vilensky and Weber to create a new type of text book that pairs the standard drawings with matching radiologic views.
Vilensky and Weber also discuss their other textbook, which pairs images of normal and abnormal anatomy. It is called Medical Imaging of Normal and Pathologic Anatomy.