Virtual reality: new method of teaching anorectal and pelvic floor anatomy.

  title={Virtual reality: new method of teaching anorectal and pelvic floor anatomy.},
  author={Howard D Dobson and Russell K. Pearl and Charles P. Orsay and Mary Rasmussen and Ray Evenhouse and Zhuming Ai and Gregory Blew and Fred Dech and Marcia I Edison and Jonathan C. Silverstein and Herand Abcarian},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={46 3},
PURPOSE A clear understanding of the intricate spatial relationships among the structures of the pelvic floor, rectum, and anal canal is essential for the treatment of numerous pathologic conditions. Virtual-reality technology allows improved visualization of three-dimensional structures over conventional media because it supports stereoscopic-vision, viewer-centered perspective, large angles of view, and interactivity. We describe a novel virtual reality-based model designed to teach anorectal… CONTINUE READING

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