2019 AMI Online Salon

Anatomy of Unidirectional Airflow

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Sarah Mientka

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Athens,GA

  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Pixologic Zbrush

  • Final presentation format: 20x24in Poster

  • Primary Audience: General Biology students

Project Description

Avian lung anatomy can be complicated and elusive. The aim of this poster is to create a clear visual understanding of unidirectional airflow and the structures that make the process possible. The branching pattern of the Mesobronchus, Secondary bronchi, Parabronchi, Infundibuli, and associated Alveoli are not often illustrated in detail when highlighting avian lung anatomy, which could lead to confusion when it comes to an important question how exactly does air travel through the lungs? Visualizing both the macro and micro elements of avian lungs together helps to bridge the gap between knowing the basic anatomical facts surrounding unidirectional respiration and conceptualizing the true pathway of air through the lung.