It can be difficult for dentistry students to relate x-rays and other medical imagery to the 3D anatomical structures they represent. This model was made to help them relate the landmarks on x-rays to the 3D anatomy they refer to.
The cranium is made up of cranial bones (bones that surround and protect the brain) and facial bones (bones that form the eye sockets, nose, cheeks, jaw, and other parts of the face). An opening at the base of the cranium is where the spinal cord connects to the brain. In this model, a cross-section trough the human cranium and the mandible was made, to help identify x-rays in the sagittal plane.
The model was based on the BodyParts3D dataset and further modified in Pixologic Zbrush to add more details and to align with a specific x-ray in an e-learning module on cephalometry.
The important bones are annotated in the model, using their latin nomenclature.
Curious to see more?
Click on the images below to have a look at more interactive 3D models I worked on.