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OJC Press Release ID: 2734

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Otero Junior College’s Anatomage Table


Otero Junior College has recently purchased an Anatomage table, the table is a fully segmented 3D anatomy system that utilizes images of a real human. According to Diane McElroy, director of nursing at OJC, the Anatomage table is a learning tool that will help students better learn the complexities of the human body as they study for future careers in healthcare and related fields.

“Users can visualize anatomy exactly as they would on a fresh cadaver,” said McElroy. “The table allows for exploration and learning of human anatomy beyond what any cadaver could offer. We can begin with the skin, work down through the muscles, organs, circulatory system, nerves, and bones,” she explained.

OJC is in the process of installing a large television screen that will be connected to the table. “The screen will allow for easy viewing of what is happening on the table without having to huddle around it,” McElroy said.

According to the manufacture of the Anatomage table, it is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. The company stated “The table has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation. The operating table form factor combined with Anatomage’s renowned radiology software and clinical content separates the Anatomage Table from any other imaging system on the market.”

According to McElroy, students in biology classes, the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, anatomy classes, and nursing classes will be using the Anatomage table.

Students who are interested in a health-related career and having the opportunity to use the Anatomage table can register now for spring semester; classes begin on Jan. 15, 2018. For more information or to register for classes contact OJC Student Services at 719-384-6831.


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Lisa Gallegos, biology faculty at Otero Junior College, demonstrates the capabilities of the Anatomage table to Kim Grimsley, OJC’s vice president of instructional services; Pat Malott, OJC’s vice president of administrative services; Carol Noll, director of human resources at OJC; Jeff Paolucci, OJC’s vice president of student services; and Jim Rizzuto, president of OJC; and The Anatomage table is a multi-dimensional learning tool that will help students studying health-related careers to better understand the human body.