SCC Science Department Introduces State of the Art 3D Anatomy Table to Enhance the Student Learning Experience

ULLIN – Shawnee Community College continues to provide new and innovative learning opportunities for students. The SCC Science Department announced today that the college has recently purchased a new tool for increased learning outcomes known as The Anatomage Table.

The Anatomage Table is a technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization system for anatomy and physiology education, and that is used by medical schools and other institutions of higher learning. The table provides students with a fully segmented real human 3D anatomy system which provides a digital visualized anatomy exactly as students would see using a real cadaver. The system allows for a dissectible experience in 3D and allows for exploration and learning of human anatomy beyond what any cadaver could offer.

SCC Math & Science Chair Lori Armstrong said, “This new table is going to help our students experience a level of anatomical instruction that has previously been unavailable to smaller institutions. Often the students in our biology and anatomy classes, including nurses, have only a limited amount of opportunities to experience dissection in such an immersive way. The Anatomage Table will allow them to effectively perform dissection in a 3D environment and help them to gain a more in-depth understanding of the human anatomy not previously possible.”

Lori Armstrong at Anatomage Table

Math & Science Chair Lori Armstrong using the Anatomage Table

The table was purchased upon recommendation by SCC President Dr. Tim Taylor as part of the broader implementation of the college’s strategic plan. Last year as Dr. Taylor met with faculty and staff, he encouraged them to seek out new available technology that could help them better prepare students for real-world vocational opportunities. The Anatomage Table will be utilized by SCC students beginning in the upcoming Spring semester.  

For more information about the science programs at SCC, including the opportunities available for funding your education, call 618.634.3200.