BodyViz is an interactive anatomy visualization tool designed to let users explore 3D anatomical structures in a number of ways. In its most basic mode, you can zoom and rotate an anatomical model to view it from different angles and pinpoint structures of interest. Other modes allow you to enhance brightness, contrast, and color based on tissue density so you can highlight or filter out bone, muscles, organs, or vasculature in the area you are studying. Clipping mode, described as "digital dissection", allows you to isolate areas of interest or expose internal structures. And the content creation tool lets instructors to produce their own materials for lectures, exams, lab activities, and more.
The BodyViz suite comes preloaded with a library of over 1,000 data sets, including both human and animal models, healthy and pathological states, and different developmental stages. Because it uses the standard DICOM file format, you can even import your own data into BodyViz and generate your own models to explore.
For faculty, BodyViz has features that support generating your own learning objects for use in the curriculum. The software allows you to create a preset view of an anatomical structure, either labeled or with pointers to areas of interest, which can then be pushed out to your students who can interact with the object in the 3D viewer and answer questions about what they see. Himmelfarb is currently looking to partner with a small initial cohort of faculty to explore this feature in depth.