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Anxiety & the Fight or Flight Response

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This interactive illustration is intended as patient education. It is comparing the physical symptoms of an anxiety attack or chronic anxiety disorders with the changes in our body during the ” flight or fight” response. The purpose of this illustration is to give patients information about where the physical symptoms of anxiety disorders come from.

The interactivity was created using Html, CSS, and Javascript. It uses image maps and javascript image swaps through the Jquery library. The code I used was based on an example by Prof. Micheal Corrin in the Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto,  that can be viewed here. I used Prof. Corrin’s code and modified it so that instead of the image description fading out on mouseout, the description and structure highlight would stick until the user clicked on a different structure.

I also wanted the user to be able to hover on the illustration to see clickable areas so I used a separate set of divs that call on the same highlight images to display on mouseover and hide on mouse out.

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Learn the Lobes of the Brain

Post type: Interactive Media

This interactive illustration is designed to teach the lobes of the human brain in sagittal section. Students can test themselves by hovering over the brain to reveal the labels one at a time.

The interactivity was created using only the CSS hover feature. For a more detailed description of creating an illustration like this, read this tutorial written by illustrator Memori Otsuka.

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The Case of Ann Jolie

Post type: Interactive Media

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The Case of Ann Jolie is a medical legal slide presentation that is intended to help medical experts clearly communicate complex injuries to a jury, judge and other trial participants. It uses interactive transparency sliders to allow the medical experts to demonstrate the accuracy of the illustrations in clarifying radiographic images of the plantiffs injuries. The presentation was created as part of a team of five students in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) program, at the University of Toronto consisting of myself, Melissa Cory, Joy Qu, Inessa Stanishevskaya, and Erin Warkentin.

This presentation won the 2012 Artery Studios Award, given by the Biomedical Communications Program, Institute for Medical Science, University of Toronto. One prize is awarded each year for excellence in the visualization of demonstrative evidence.

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Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

Post type: Illustration
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This illustration communicates the location of damaged articular cartilage in osteoarthritis. This image is part of a medical legal presentaion that is intended to help medical experts clearly communicate complex injuries to a jury, judge and other trial participants. The presentation was created as part of a team of five students in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) program, at the University of Toronto consisting of myself, Melissa Cory, Joy Qu, Inessa Stanishevskaya, and Erin Warkentin. We worked with McLeish Orlando Critical Injury Lawyers to ensure that the presentation met industry standards for demonstrative evidence.

This presentation won the Artery Studios award for excellence in demonstrative evidence.

The interactive presentation can be viewed below:

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ATP Synthase

Post type: Illustration

This illustration communicates the 3D structure of ATP Synthase, a membrane protein that produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  It was created using X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy data made available through the Protein Databank. The illustration colour-codes the ATP synthase protein by function and chain.

The data was imported into Chimera and then exported into Adobe Photoshop to finalize the illustration. This illustration was an experiment in emulating the illustration style of David Goodsell’s  “Molecule of the Month”  illustrations on the Protein Databank’s website. I used a tutorial written by Dr. Bonnie Scott of Snare Media that detailed a method of achieving this illustration style.

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Range of Motion of the Left Elbow

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These illustrations are meant as demonstrative evidence in a personal injury case. They demonstrate the plaintiff’s loss of elbow joint movement to a jury. The illustration on the right is based on data from a doctor’s exam over a year after the plaintiff’s elbow has be surgically repaired. The image on the left shows the normal range of elbow flexion and extension since there would be no range of motion data from before the plaintiff’s injuries. Continue reading

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Lag-screw Fixation of a Middle Phalanx Fracture

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This illustration is intended to teach medical students the lag-screw fixation technique and show the final screw placement for a specific spiral fracture of the middle phalanx. This illustration was developed from surgical observation of hand surgeon Dr. Paul Binhamer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Continue reading

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Neuroendocrinology of Lactation

Post type: Illustration
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This illustration is intended to communicate the neural and endocrine pathways of the milk ejection reflex in humans. The illustration differentiates between the anatomy of the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis and how they stimulate the productions of the hormones necessary for milk production and ejection.

This illustration is a mock up for a full page textbook layout in a chapter on Neuroanatomy or Endocrinology.

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Common Extensor Tendon Anatomy

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This illustration shows the anatomy of the extensors muscles of the hand and how they originate at the common tendon of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. This illustration accompanied a larger illustration describing Lateral Epicondylitis, a repetitive strain injury in which this common extensor tendon become damaged.

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Orientation Figures

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X-ray imaging can be disorienting to an untrained audience. These illustrations are meant to orient a jury to the location of the plaintiff’s injuries when they are being presented with medical imaging evidence.

These orientation images are part of a medical legal interactive slide presentation that is intended to help medical experts clearly communicate complex injuries to a jury, judge and other trial participants. The presentation was created as part of a team of five students in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) program, at the University of Toronto consisting of myself, Melissa Cory, Joy Qu, Inessa Stanishevskaya, and Erin Warkentin. We worked with McLeish Orlando Critical Injury Lawyers to ensure that the presentation met industry standards for demonstrative evidence.

This presentation won the Artery Studios award for excellence in demonstrative evidence.

The interactive presentation can be viewed below:

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