The NOVA series by 3D4Medical are rapidly becoming the de facto choice for anatomy visualization on the iPad. Muscle System Pro III is no exception and is a significant update which brings a host of useful features. This app is ideal for visual learners and anyone wishing to get a detailed glimpse into the musculoskeletal system.
Tag: Anatomy Series
A detailed comparison of the top anatomy apps currently available for the iPad based on the following essential functions: content, ease of use, quality of anatomical illustrations and overall benefit to practicing physicians
This is a great app for students learning anatomy for the first time and healthcare professionals looking for a quick refresher. The combination of audio and visual stimulus will appeal to those who may have different learning styles whilst the low price will appeal to everyone.
by: Joshua James Harding BSc Hons (MS2) Historically, anatomy has always been a cornerstone in medical education. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures have predominated. The publication of the General Medical Council’s guidelines for UK medical schools, set out in the document Tomorrow’s Doctor’s, recommends that undue emphasis on detail is not required and calls […]
3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.
Whilst Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is expensive, it is a complete anatomy text with decent anatomical illustrations. The labeling system needs updating before it can be fully recommended as the app is difficult to use when a new page opens once a label has been selected. Similarly there are potentially a number of issues relating to the low resolution of images during magnification. Overall Skyscape’s version of Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy is a good anatomy atlas although it is not a stand out contender
Muscle System Pro II is an impressive app for those who are purely focused on the muscular system. Whilst the lack of information regarding skeletal components is disappointing, it is impossible to ignore the sheer quality of this app with regards to the muscular system. The price of Muscle Pro II is a fair reflection of the utility of this app although the limitations should certainly be noted before purchasing.
This is a very attractive app and could be used by junior healthcare professionals looking for a basic understanding of how the body works. Unfortunately, Anatomy Organs 3D is let down by a lack of crucial detail which means it is of limited use for anything but the most basic introduction. Its cheap price and basic knowledge mean this app may have some use for patients who are keen to learn more about their own anatomy.
Anatomy i-Pocket fulfills its role as a flash card based anatomy refresher app. The clear diagrams and simple user interface allow relevant anatomy to be accessed rapidly whilst the level is suitable from medical student to practicing physician.