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Henry Ford College is 1 of 5 Michigan schools with virtual cadaver

A Detroit-area college will use a virtual cadaver to teach students how to perform human dissections.

The biology department at Henry Ford College in Dearborn will use an Anatomage Table as part of its curriculum for the winter 2018 semester.

The Anatomage Table cost $80,380 and was funded by a grant through the HFC Technology Investment Fund.

“Once a human cadaver is dissected, you can re-use it again in a limited way, but it degrades rapidly. This Anatomage technology enables us to use and re-use the same ‘cadaver’ indefinitely, without previous dissections affecting how students see the anatomical structures” said Biology faculty chair Carla Serfas.

Users can zoom in on areas of interest and use their finger to slice through any combination of muscle, bone, and all tissue levels.

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