College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Spotlight on anatomy

Edinburgh’s virtual cadaver - one of the first of its kind in the UK - will be used this year in teaching.

The Anatomage Table allows medical and anatomy students to investigate the human body by virtually dissecting it.

The table, which shows life-sized male and female bodies, has been created from CT scans allowing the body to be seen from front to back, side to side and upside down.

Unlike the dissection of a real cadaver, in which body parts can only be removed, students can add or remove organs, veins, arteries, nerves or tissue by touching the table thereby enabling them to see how one part relates to another.


In this short film, we take a look at the cutting edge tool with the School of Biomedical Sciences’s Gordon Findlater, Professor of Translational Anatomy.

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Photo slideshow

See more spectacular and detailed views of the Anatomage Table in our slideshow.

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