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General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Visualizing the Visual Data Explosion

Visualizing the Visual Data Explosion

This video about medical scans includes streaming video examples in these areas: forensics (virtual autopsies), cardiac surgery, physical examinations, and “cat” scans.

Other TED Ideas Worth Spreading health/medical related videos include

From a Dr Shock MD PhD blog item

Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what’s useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools — like virtual autopsies — for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development. This talk contains some graphic medical imagery (Editor’s note- This “disclaimer” is correct)

 

Related item from the Library of Contress

New LC Science Tracer Bullet: Forensic Sciences

Forensic science is the use of science to solve criminal cases. It can include the use of many disciplines, such as anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, engineering, entomology, genetics, medicine, and toxicology.

This guide highlights the diversity of the scientific professions and disciplines used in investigations and provides sources on the general practice of criminalistics. Also included is information on ballistics, firearm examination, and scientific examination of documents.


February 16, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Finding Aids/Directories, Health Education (General Public), Librarian Resources | , , , , , , ,

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