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TheVisualMD.com launches new animated 3-D views of human body in action
Date:10/9/2008

People around the world will soon have access to a powerful new type of medical informationa 3-D visual exploration of the cardiovascular system created from the seamless integration of state-of-the-art medical imaging and computer-generate animations. TheVisualMD.com, the latest effort from Alexander Tsiaras' Anatomical Travelogue, will allow users to view the heart as it grows into a complex network of arteries and veins and as it becomes infected with disease. TheVisualMD.com site will expand in 2009 to include anatomical visualizations of disease states such as asthma, depression, chronic kidney disease, anemia, arthritis, osteoporosis, colon cancer and oral care, allowing professionals to access content for patient education and patients to engage in a rich visual experience that will lead to greater understanding and compliance.

Tsiaras will unveil TheVisualMD at the Business Innovation Factory's BIF-4 Summit on October 15-16 in Providence, Rhode Island. Tsiaras will be one of some two dozen storytellers who take the stage at this year's Summit. A pioneer in illustrating the intricate details of the human body in images that are at once high-tech, anatomically faithful and artistically strikingTsiaras is a author, technologist and visionary with an expert knowledge of anatomy and a passion for the human form.

The images used in TheVisualMD are visualizations that Tsiaras and his team create using full-body scans, ultra-powerful microscopes and molecular modeling tools that allow him to illustrate the body in vivid detail, for both 3-D pictures and animations. He has described his work as "Pixar meet the NIH."

For the past 19 years, Tsiaras and his team have been amassing a stunning library of visualizations using full-body scans, ultra-powerful microscopes and molecular modeling tools that allow him to visualizeusing proprietary programs he developedthe body in vivid detail.

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