2019 AMI Online Salon

Split Liver Transplant

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Self
  • Entrant Name: Robert Shonk
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Address: Chicago, IL
  • Client: University of Illinois
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Illustration for journal
  • Primary Audience: Surgeons

Project Description

This piece was commissioned by a surgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago for an article for fellow surgeons describing new techniques for transplanting a split liver. My main goal was to clearly show the sites of anastomosis for the many donor and recipient vessels. This required an idealized depiction the anatomy, with colors altered to help distinguish vessels from each other. An inset was needed to depict items otherwise obscured by the small bowel.