ANATOMICAL BROWSER

The Browser is a prototype anatomical atlas that allows users to visually navigate the body's anatomical structures. The browser uses surface rendered images of the thorax as a prototype visual search engine. The browser design uses the image content as a navigational index to guide the user through its anatomical tree.

The Browsers navigation path starts with a representation of the Visible Human male body as its top node. Presently the only branch options are the thorax, which is activated as a mapped area when the mouse moves over it. When the thorax is selected the browser provides additional branch nodes to visually navigate, the thoracic wall, the thoracic cavity, the blood vessels of the thorax, and the spine.