For identifying the pathological findings in MRIs, the anatomical structures in MRIs should be identified in advance.
For studying the anatomical structures in MRIs, an education al tool that includes the horizontal, coronal, sagittal MRIs
of entire body, corresponding segmented images, 3D images, and browsing software is necessary. Such an educational
tool, however, is hard to obtain. Therefore, in this research, such an educational tool which helps medical students and
doctors study the anatomical structures in MRIs was made as follows.
A healthy, young Korean male adult with standard body shape was selected. Six hundred thirteen horizontal MRIs of the
entire body were scanned and inputted to the personal computer. Sixty anatomical structures in the horizontal MRIs
were segmented to make horizontal segmented images. Coronal, sagittal MRIs and coronal, sagittal segmented images
were made. 3D images of anatomical structures in the segmented images were reconstructed by surface rendering
method. Browsing software of the MRIs, segmented images, and 3D images was composed.
This educational tool that includes horizontal, coronal, sagittal MRIs of entire body, corresponding segmented images,
3D images, and browsing software is expected to help medical students and doctors study anatomical structures in MRIs.