3D female anatomy model used to better treat women 新3D女性解剖模型幫助更好地診療女性



New 3D female anatomy model used to better treat women 新3D女性解剖模型幫助更好地診療女性


The female anatomy, in all its minute and precise detail – something that’s been largely missing from medical textbooks and teaching over the centuries.


“Just this angle here in females is much wider than we would see in males.”


At Brighton and Sussex Medical School, first-year students are being taught using this new 3D-female anatomy tool.


“So, next, we’re going to add on the breast tissue.”


The male body has been the default reference image for medical textbooks.


Several studies suggest women are more likely to be misdiagnosed than men for a range of conditions.


Professor Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
“Previously, the teaching of anatomy has always been based on the male form, and then the differences in females added on, as an almost strange kind of adjunct. So it wasn’t providing that really accurate information at students’ fingertips, which they need, not only when they’re learning but when they’re doctors in practice.”

克萊爾·史密斯教授       英國布萊頓和薩塞克斯醫學院解剖學系主任

These students have yet to study on actual patients.


But the hope is, by having both female and male anatomies in exquisite detail, it’ll help prepare them for medicine in the real world.


Yasmin Tyson, medical student
“It makes a huge difference because women aren’t just the sort of ‘small men’ that medical textbooks usually make them out to be. We can see the full differences rather than just putting some anatomical aspects of a female onto a male pelvis. We can see an actual female pelvis and the acute differences.”

雅絲敏·泰森       醫學院學生
“這給我們的學習帶來了大大的好處,因為女性不僅僅是醫學教科書中常描述的 ‘小號男人’,我們可以看到男女解剖結構之間的全部差異,而不僅僅是將女性的某些解剖學元素放到男性骨盆上,有了這個模型,我們可以看到女性骨盆和男女骨盆的巨大差異。”

It’s a far cry from anatomical images of centuries past, which often relied on dissected bodies of male criminals.


“And it’s much wider in females than it is in males.”


The developers say the female 3D anatomy is the most detailed ever produced and is already being used in over 350 universities.