Anatomage Table gets reservation and system updates

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close up of hand hovering over display of skeleton on the anatomoage table

(Taubman Health Sciences Library, Leisa Thompson Photography)

There have been some major changes with the Anatomage Table in the Taubman Health Sciences Library. For those unfamiliar with the tool, the Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. It has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation. The operating table form factor combined with Anatomage’s renowned radiology software and clinical content separates the Anatomage Table from any other imaging system on the market.

The first update is that the table’s reservation form has been replaced by a more automated system. Using the LibCal platform, the system now knows when current reservations are in place and does not allow double booking. It also enables users to cancel their own reservations, only allows reservations during hours the library is open, excludes holidays and other days when the university is closed, and has an easier to use interface. All reservations are still viewable on the shared Google Calendar and the upcoming reservations continue to be displayed on our digital signs.

This semester, the table was also updated to version 6.0 software. Anatomage is calling this their “most significant update yet” and it features:

  • a new quiz mode
  • enhanced anatomical accuracy
  • an updated user interface
  • more detailed regional contents
  • a new curved plane viewer
  • flythrough animations
  • a new digital cadaver
  • hundreds of new clinical and histology cases
  • and much more!

Users are encouraged to stop by and try out upgraded system. (Preview the update in this two-minute video.) The changes provide significant improvements and some of the new features are already integrated into course assignments.

All documentation has been updated for the new version and is available in a shared Google Drive folder linked from the Anatomage website. Anatomage is still developing their tutorials, but users may view currently available videos in this playlist on their YouTube channel. Please send feedback, questions, concerns, or ideas about the Anatomage Table to thl-anatomage-help@umich.edu.

Chase Masters, University Library
Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community, and serving on his department’s leadership team. You may reach him at mastersc@umich.edu.