2022 AMI Online Salon

Relative Position of Nerves in Lumbar and Sacral Region

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Shehryar Saharan
  • Client: Faculty Advisors:  Shelley Wall & Dave Mazierski
  • Copyright:  Shehryar Saharan, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Carbon Dust, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3DSlicer, Autodesk Maya
  • Final presentation format: Full Page, Anatomy Atlas
  • Primary Audience: Anatomy & Medical Students

Project Description

The anatomical structures of the lumbar spine and sacrum are highly complex and challenging to view during cadaveric dissection; this is particularly relevant for nerves in the region. Therefore, a non-conventional anatomical view of the lumbar spine and sacrum was created to consolidate this complex information. Various cutaways are strategically placed to provide the viewer with an understanding of how the anatomical structures are layered and positioned relative to one another. The rendering process involved the extraction of medical imaging data followed by a combination of traditional and digital media. This visualization is designed as a full-page spread for use in anatomical atlases. The primary audience for this illustration includes anatomy & medical students, especially those studying neuroanatomy.