Earlier on in the year our medical artist, Annie Campbell, joined her colleagues at the University of Dundee School of Dentistry to participate in an Anatomy Face Painting session. There Annie joined the Dental School’s medical artist, Emily McDougall, and their lecturers, Dr Andrew Mason and Dr. John Radford.
Check out the video created by our school’s marketing team:
Seems like such a fun experience. Let’s hope we do something similar at the Medical School!
It has been an exciting month and we’re pleased to say that a few members of our TILT team were participants in the Dundee Design Festival.
The group consisted of a great team that worked together to help a 3rd year medical student produce fantastic educational video resources about the anatomy and pathologies of the larynx. They then showcased their process as part a talk “Under the Digital Skin”
Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most influential illustrated books in the world. For over 150 years and 41 editions it has been the go-to guide for those wanting to glimpse inside the human body. But with the huge strides in digital animation and 3D modeling software, how can designers better communicate what lies under the skin? Hear how a team of surgeons, clinicians, educators and medical artists are working together to produce jaw-dropping images to reveal the human anatomy pixel by pixel.
Doctor as a Digital Teacher
This work was created as part of an innovative Student Selected Component (SSC) available in third year: ‘Doctor as Digital Teacher’–created by Natalie Lafferty. This 4-week module sees learners attend face-to-face teaching sessions and engage in online learning activities, before ultimately developing a resource that can be used in the undergraduate medical curriculum.
We think it’s a great module as it trains our future doctors to become effective educators in an increasingly digital world. Here’s what Zoe had to say about it:
“I chose ‘Doctor as Digital Teacher’ mainly because once you enter medical school your options for creativity and art really are very limited,” said Zoe.
“I really wanted to break the norm and create something a bit different that students can use in their studies. I loved the idea of getting involved in design and colour and editing, and applying this to the subjects I was learning.”
Now take a look at the final products. We think it’s pretty great!
About the team
Undergraduate Medical Student
Head of the Centre of Technology and Innovation in Learning
Medical Artist & Educational Resource Developer
Mr Rodney Mountain
ENT Consultant at Ninewells Hospital and honorary senior lecturer
See more projects like this
If you want to see more medical animation projects like this then visit our TILT Vimeo and Sketchfab Pages.
List of health related stock image sites with attribution use only or public domain images
[Always remember to double check the usage rights before using!]
Before you start your search, please make sure you understand creative commons licensing and how to use them:
YouTube video copyright Information, creative commons licence information, advice and help for YouTube video creators and video uploaders in this short, easy to understand film. Creative Commons licences explained.
By Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand with support from InternetNZ
In brief I’m happy to say that all the digital illustrations created, such as the head series above, are released on a creative commons license that allows for free educational use. We want to encourage others to use our resources too. Check them out:
If you have a Sketchfab account, feel free to follow us to keep up to date with our published models. Don’t worry if you don’t have an account, you can still access our content, similar to the one below!
Certain aspects of this model were created from segmented MRI data*, making this a highly accurate representation of the tympanic membrane, facial nerve, ossicles and vestibular system.
This work “Anatomy of the Inner Ear”, is a derivative of “3D Ear” by W. Robert J. Funnell, PhD; Sam Daniel, MD, CM; and Daren Nicolson, MD, CM at McGill University, used under CC BY-NC-SA 1.0. “Anatomy of the Inner Ear” is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
You are free to copy, reuse and remix this for non-commercial purposes but we ask that you acknowledge the University of Dundee as well as publish any remixed work under the same share-alike license as the original authors.
*The vestibulocochlear nerve was not derived from MRI data, however heavily referenced.
You can embed the above interactive onto your website as well. Follow this link to our TILT Sketchfab account and click on the Share button. To embed, simply click on </> GET EMBED CODE then just copy and paste it into your code or wordpress site.
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That’s right we now have a TILT account on Sketchfab. Come connect with us, it’s great for us to see what projects you are doing as well.
We are super excited to introduce to you our newest addition to the TILT team, fellow medical artist Marissa Krebs.
Marissa hails from the land across the pond, good old U.S of A and has spent the last year studying for her Master’s in Medical Art at the University of Dundee. For the last couple of months Marissa has been working with us at TILT to produce some really cool Neuroanatomy graphics in the style of the London Underground Subway Map.
The brain child for this project was by one of our 4th year medical students, Alan Muhyaldeen. We’re pretty stoked that he came to us with this idea and incredibly happy with the collaborative effort of both Marissa and Alan.
Check out the results of Marissa’s awesome visual work below:
Click the image to see a larger view! Image attribution: “Spinal Nerve Routes” by Marissa Krebs for the University of Dundee is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Click the image to see a larger view! Image attribution: “Descending Neural Tracts” by Marissa Krebs for the University of Dundee is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Click the image to see a larger view! Click the image to see a larger view! Image attribution: “Ascending Neural Tracts” by Marissa Krebs for the University of Dundee is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Fancy using these images for your teaching purposes? Feel free to download them! Be sure to add the appropriate attribution in your lectures. The image attributions have been added underneath each picture, just copy and paste!
Thanks to Dr. Paul Felts and Dr. Seaneen McDougall for lending us their expertise in reviewing this content. A special thanks to Natalie Lafferty to bringing this project to life!
Marissa Krebs Medical illustrator, researcher, copy writer and project manager
Alan Muhyaldeen Project sponsor, content reviewer and copy writer 4th year medical student, Undergraduate School of Medicine, University of Dundee
Dr. Paul Felts and Dr. Seaneen McDougall Content experts and reviewers Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee
Annie Campbell Project manager Medical Artist and Educational Resource Developer, Technology & Innovation Learning Team (TILT), Undergraduate School of Medicine, University of Dundee
Natalie Lafferty Medical student supervisor Head Centre of Technology & Innovation in Learning (CTIL), University of Dundee
Project title: Series of dermatology surgical excision illustrations Project Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Affleck, Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon TILT medical illustrator: Annie Campbell, Medical Artist and Educational Resource developer
Late last semester Dr. Andrew Affleck came to TILT with a few medical illustration requests to help add to his presentation on the Mohs surgical technique. His visually rich presentation included fantastic patient case studies, however lacked the appropriate illustrations needed to tell the story of the procedure. This was a pretty straightforward request and our resident medical illustrator set to work. This short case study covers what her process was and final deliverables.
Dr. Affleck had been using placeholder images and sketches in areas where he wanted new illustrations. Having those examples was extremely useful as it gave us an idea of what he was looking for. Below is a rundown of the illustrations that were to be created:
Fig 1. Tissue cross section (with tumor) illustrating the beveled edge of the cross section
Fig 2. Illustration showing the procedure of vertical (breadloaf) sections being taken and parts of the cancer being missed by doing this method.
Fig 3. A series of illustrations showing the difference between the Mohs method in comparison to conventional skin excisions
Fig 4. Update design aesthetics of pie chat on slide 62 (untitled)
Annie first started off researching and familiarising herself with both Mohs and conventional excision procedures. She then created a series of rough sketches to get the basic layout of the final piece down.
To get the perspective correct, Annie used a 3D program to create the basic shapes before drawing in the general outlines in Photoshop.
Step 2 The line work was then cleaned up and tightened in Illustrator. She then produced a rough render in Photoshop to get the values down before moving onto colourising the final piece.
Step 03 Colour and texture was then added to the illustrations in Photoshop.
Step 04 Once the illustrations were colourised, appropriate labels, captions and titles were added to the final piece.
Old vs New Visual Assets
Below is a list of Dr. Affleck’s sketches and reference images along with their new visual assets created by the TILT medical artist:
We’re happy to say that Dr. Affleck was very pleased with his new illustrations and we look forward to collaborating more with him.
If you have a similar need for your presentation to the medical students of the undergraduate school, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the TILT medical artist, Annie Campbell at email@example.com.