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The Case of Ann Jolie

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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.

The interactive presentation can be viewed below:

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Diseases Related to Smoking

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This illustration is designed to educate patients about the wide range of diseases and cancers that are associated with chronic smoking. It doesn’t give any detail about specific diseases but illustrates how smoking related disease can effect many different parts of your body.

This illustration is part of the iMD Health library of images. This illustration would be used by a doctor or pharmacist as a visual aid to explain the risks of smoking related disease to a patient considering a smoking cessation treatment program.

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Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

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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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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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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.