2020 Online Salon
Detail of Sequence of Illustrations Designed to Teach a Left Carotid Endarterectomy Procedure
- Entrant Name: Chloe Ma
- Membership Type: Student Submission
- Address: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
- Client: Faculty advisor: Michael Corrin, Content advisor: Dr. Graham Roche-Nagle
- Copyright: 2020 Chloe (Xiaoyi) Ma
- Medium/software used: Photoshop and Illustrator
- Final presentation format: Print, one-page textbook spread for a vascular surgery textbook
- Primary Audience: Vascular surgeon trainees
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is used to treat carotid artery disease when the arteries become narrowed. This is most often caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of the artery, known as atherosclerosis. Removing plaque in the arteries can improve blood flow to the brain and reduce the risk of stroke. For inexperienced vascular surgeons in training, it is critical to identify the anatomy surrounding carotid arteries before and after incisions and to understand the procedural details of plaque removal.
As a course assignment, I created a sequence of illustrations to teach novice surgeons the major steps in a carotid endarterectomy. The main goal of the assignment was to create a clear visual narrative that accurately described the temporal, anatomical and procedural aspects of a surgery and that could be used as part of instruction. This image is an excerpt from the sequential illustration. We were limited to using pen and ink in our rendering.