Human Anatomy LabFacility
The University of South Dakota’s human anatomy lab offers a cadaver-based experience to undergraduate, graduate, medical and health sciences students. Our lab enables future health care professionals to assist their patients through the mastery of human anatomy.
Empowering Future Healthcare Professionals with Cutting-Edge Resources
The human anatomy lab at the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine is an outstanding state-of-the-art facility for educating and training future healthcare professionals. In addition, our technology allows students and faculty to conduct research related to the structure and function of the human body by being able to analyze many aspects of organ systems to study pathologies. The lab's commitment to education, research and innovation makes a significant impact on the training of future healthcare professionals.
The lab has a Sectra Table, which offers a virtual dissector and an educational portal.
- Virtual 3-D Dissector - The virtual dissector allows students the ability to manipulate and rotate images of the human body to dissect, highlight, and observe cross-sections at different levels (planes) of the body. This tool enables students to have a better understanding of the internal structures of the body and to learn how they function as a unit. Moreover, students can access the educational modules created by faculty on their handheld devices while they are away from the classroom setting.
- Educational Portal - The portal has a large database of X-rays, angiograms, MRI's, CT scans that allow students to view images of normal and pathological states to help train them to recognize the important relationships in anatomy.