“The most detailed reconstruction of the human body ever made by using ultrathin slices of cadavers.”
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Virtual Human Project (VHP) grants researchers and medical practitioners a revolutionized way to study anatomy. Virtually, 10 times more information than you’d get from an MRI scan. The Visible Human Project took on the task of creating the world’s most detailed digital body by documenting a comprehensive collection of cross-sectional images. The Visible Human Project is an effort to create a detailed data set of cross-sectional photographs of the human body, in order to facilitate anatomy visualization applications. The male’s frozen cadaver was dissected into 1-mm-thick slices, and the woman’s cadaver was sectioned just one-third of a millimeter. These detailed images accomplish VHP’s goal of transforming medical education.