2022 AMI Online Salon

Prevetebral and Paravertebral Musculature of the Neck

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Gilbert Chen
  • Client: Gabriel Bever
  • Copyright:  Gilbert Chen, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Digital/ Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Medical student

Project Description

The prevertebral and paravertebral musculature are deep muscles in the neck region. The anatomical structures weave together and serve important functions. Thus, it is crucial to understand the spacial relationship between these muscles for medical students. However, the accurate illustration of these muscles at an oblique angle is rarely depicted. In order to understand the spatial relation of this region, I collect diverse references including CT scans and lab photos. By cross comparing the references, I sketch out the bone and muscle structures respectively from this particular angle. Then, to make the structure presentation clear, I excluded unrelated anatomical structures. Moreover, to make the origin of the muscles revealed, I adjust the neck gesture to tilt up slightly.Finally, I labeled these muscles into two groups. In this way, the audience can easily find the label and related muscle efficiently.