- Experts at the University of Nevada are in discussion with the US military to create records of ‘virtual’ soldiers which could be referred to by army surgeons. The team already uses virtual operating tables to practice dissection and help medical students learn the anatomy of the human body.
- The tables work by taking x-rays, ultrasounds and MRI’s to create an exact replica of a human body so that trainee doctors can see inside the body in great detail. But the experts are now in talks to use the technology to scan healthy people to create a personal three dimensional record so that it could be compared with later scans after an injury.
- The virtual autopsy table, designed by US firm Anatomage, is approximately the size of a front door with a large screen which shows a life-size body which can be manipulated in three dimensions.
Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury
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