Importance of human cadaver studies in education and medical device research: Insights derived from various imaging studies and modalities

Mikayle A. Holm, Paul A. Iaizzo

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the continued importance of studying cadavers for educational and research purposes and to describe how imaging of both fixed and fresh cadavers can enhance these experiences. Specifically, this chapter describes the (1) history of cadaver dissection and preservation, (2) importance of cadaver labs when training medical students about anatomy or physicians on novel medical devices, (3) need for cadaver studies when designing and developing medical devices, and (4) emerging field of high-resolution full-body imaging of cadavers as a means to enhance understanding of device-tissue interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering in Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Challenges
PublisherElsevier
Pages255-280
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130681
ISBN (Print)9780128135143
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Fixed human cadaver
  • Fresh human cadaver
  • Medical device design
  • Medical education
  • Organ donation
  • Surgical training

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