2022 AMI Online Salon

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Keri Jones
  • Client: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
  • Copyright: N/A, 0
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: journal article image
  • Primary Audience: research scientists, doctors

Project Description

This image was created for a journal article on the association between slipped capital femoral epiphysis and endocrinopathy. It communicates the normal versus the abnormal pathologies, both at the anatomical and histological levels. This is solved by juxtaposing the normal hip joint and histology of the growth plate on the left, with the pathological, “slipped” epiphysis and altered histological appearance on the right. The histological images are immediately adjacent, making the differences in the cellular arrangement of the growth plate layers prominent. Pinks and purples are used to tie the histological images to the location of cartilage in the anatomical images of the hip. All labels overlapping the image have a contrast ratio of at least 12:1. All other labels are black on white, thus having highest possible contrast with maximum readability.