Document Type

Article

Journal Title

Journal of Tomography & Simulation

Publication Date

2015

Volume

1

Abstract

Study Background: The purpose of this research was to investigate the use of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in the education of imaging science students and to assess the beliefs and perceptions of the students in regard to using the Table for teaching imaging-based anatomy and pathology.

Subjects and Methods: Seventeen medical imaging students participated in the study including nine Diagnostic Medical Sonography students, two Magnetic Resonance Imaging students, two Nuclear Medicine Technology students, two Radiation Therapy students and two Cardiovascular Interventional Technology students. Data was collected through focus groups and course/instructor evaluations. The researchers followed Creswell’s procedure for data analysis and representation.

Results: Assessment of students’ perceptions showed that 96% of students felt that the Table was a positive/beneficial tool in terms of their learning. Students also noted several advantages to using the Table in the education of imaging science students.

Conclusion: The use of virtual dissection technology seems to have a promising role in future educational training although more research is needed to better understand the efficacy of using this technology in the classroom. The results of this study show that students appreciate learning with this technology and believe that it is a beneficial and effective tool in preparing them to enter a health care profession.

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