Mount St. Joseph University

Local12 News Showcases the Mount’s Use of New Anatomage Technology

Academics, Alumni & Giving, School of Behavioral & Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, School of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training, Department of Nursing, Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

By: Kathleen Cardwell

Student, TV reporter, and professor use the Anatomage table
Photo courtesy of Local12 News

One of the newest pieces of technology at the Mount--the Anatomage--was recently a featured video story on Local12 News

The AnatomageTM is a virtual anatomy program that allows students to learn human anatomy through virtual dissection on an interactive table. The technology features virtual "cadavers,” both male, female that can be rotated to look at different angles or cut in half to look at axial, sagittal, or coronal views.

There are also radiographic images that allow a student to compare "gross" anatomy to radiographic anatomy and the table features HDMI and USB ports that enable faculty to project the images onto other screens or incorporate into presentations. In addition, the Anatomage table is portable, so it can be used in multiple classroom settings.

Professor Patrick Cafferty, chairperson and program director for the Mount's Physician Assistant (PA) program, Dr. Gene Kritsky, dean of the School of Behaviorial and Natural Sciences, and Noah Freppon, an accepted student in the PA program, were on hand to share their expertise and enthusiasm for the new technology.

The Mount’s Physician Assistant (PA) program, which officially starts with its inaugural class in January 2018, will utilize the Anatomage technology to enhance student learning. Programs throughout the School of Health Sciences, and various programs such as biology in the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences will also take advantage of  the Anatomage technology in their teaching and learning experiences.

The new technology at the Mount is supported by SC Ministry Foundation; Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; and Mercy Health Foundation-Cincinnati.