Anatomy CD Gets a Facelift

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy (AIA) provides an integrated environment for the teaching and study of human anatomy in college and university classrooms. The CD-ROM was developed over the last three years with the input of physicians and educators.

This new flagship product from A.D.A.M. Software replaces both A.D.A.M. Comprehensive and A.D.A.M. Standard, designed for the medical school and undergraduate markets respectively. AIAís core technology will also serve as the foundation for future K-12 and consumer versions.

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy sports many new features. Hideable tool palettes, for example, allow more space for viewing images. One can now zoom in on specific areas at resolutions between 25% and 75%.

As in the past, students can perform layer-by-layer dissections and access more than 20,000 anatomical structures in six different views. AIA adds 3D images based on the Visible Human Project data set, cadaver photographs from the Bassett collection and supplemental ìpinned imageî illustrations.

The new Slide Show function lets one construct onscreen presentations with annotated text linked to anatomical views. Because Slide Show documents do not contain the images themselves, just linking instructions, they can be easily distributed on diskette or over a network.

In conjunction with the Macintosh release, the firm has launched a Web site with instructional tips and support, www.adam.com/aia.

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy sells in single-user versions for an SRP of $1,295. Lab packs, volume discounts and site licenses are available. A.D.A.M. Software, Inc., Atlanta, GA, (800) 755-2326.

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This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.

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