Dr. Omid Rahimi, UT Health San Antonio associate professor of cell systems and anatomy, was featured in The Rivard Report ‘s article, “Bexar’s Eye: A Body of Knowledge in School’s Real and Virtual Anatomy Labs.”
BodyViz renders data from magnetic resonance imaging and CT scans into interactive 3D visualizations. In the school’s digital lab, widescreen monitors are positioned throughout the room, and 84 workstations with laptops, controllers, and sets of 3D glasses add gaming elements to the head dissection to promote learning.
“We’re actually the only medical school in the country that has this software on this scale,” said Omid Rahimi, associate professor and director of the human anatomy program in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. “It’s a different level of enhancement. We really wanted something that the students can collaborate and share and kind of work together.”