2019 AMI Online Salon

Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Yue Liu
  • Membership Type: Student Submission     
  • Address: Toronto, Canada
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Dr. Shelley Wall, AOCAD, MScBMC, PhD, FAMI; Prof. Dave Mazierski, BScAAM, MSc, CMI, FAMI. Content advisor: Dr. John Wong MD, FRCPC
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator CC, Cinema 4D, Procreate
  • Final presentation format: Science Magazine
  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

Hepatitis B infection is a major global health issue that can potentially cause patients’ death from cirrhosis or liver cancer, but a detailed visualization of this entire disease process has not yet been created.

This conceptual medical illustration depicts the pathological change in the liver tissue over time, and each significant disease stage is explicitly explained. It was created as part of an assignment where the main goal was to design a functional stand-alone medical illustration appropriate for a scientific magazine such as Scientific American that would explain a disease process to an educated lay audience. A sub-goal of the project was to practice digital rendering skills and layout design, to ensure scientific accuracy, and to improve the ability of story-telling.