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Free Educational Technology Resources: 3D Anatomical Visualization

Use these resources for anatomical education and visualization, and for the creation of media and resources for classroom use.

What is 3D Anatomy Visualization?

These programs allow importing of MRI and CT scan data in DICOM format, and produce reconstructions and visualizations of that data for use.

  • FreeSurfer - A open source software suite for processing and analyzing human brain MRI images.
  • 3D Slicer - An open source software platform for medical image informatics, image processing, and 3D visualization.
  • InVesalius - Open source software for reconstruction of computed tomography and MRI images.

3D Anatomy Learning Applications

Anatomy Videos

Models & Virtual Bodies

Other Resources

  • PyMOL - Open source molecular visualization system.
  • PubChem - An open source chemistry database provided by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Radiopaedia - An open-edit radiology resource, compiled by radiologists and other health professionals from across the globe.