Tap Into Your Inner Pathologist with Virtual Autopsy

Da_Vinci_Vitruve_croppedVirtual Autopsy is a website created by Ajay Mark Verma at the University of Leicester. It takes users through  …  a virtual autopsy. Users pick one of 18 possible cases (located on the left side of the webpage). Virtual Autopsy then gives the patient’s case history: previous history and history on admission. Users can click on the various systems of an interactive cadaver to see the results of the physical exam. The results are mostly narrative, but there is the occasional photo.

Then, it’s time to play Pathologist. When you click on the “Cause of Death” link at the bottom of the page, the site gives several possible causes. After evaluating all of the “evidence”, you choose the disease or disorder that most likely caused the patient to expire. If you are wrong, the site will give you hints to guide you to the correct choice.

So, when you need a break from your studies, give Virtual Autopsy a try. Very interesting!!

Click the link above or the Vitruvian Man image to go to the website ((http://www.le.ac.uk/pathology/teach/va/titlpag1.html))