Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College will cut the ribbon for their new virtual human dissection Anatomage Table which was purchased with the help of a $100,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust. The virtual ribbon cutting will be live streamed from the Mount Aloysius campus on Tuesday, January 19, at 8:30 a.m. The event will include remarks as well as a demonstration.

The table will allow students to virtually dissect subjects in a 3D environment, and complete quizzes using built-in software.

According to the Anatomage website, “The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization system for anatomy and physiology education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. It has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation.”

Dr. John Whitlock, coordinator of human anatomy & physiology at the College, says the addition will greatly enhance the educational experience in the anatomical sciences for Mount Aloysius.

“From a teaching perspective, one of the most important parts of anatomy is context; that is, how does this structure fit in or interact with others. That’s pretty hard to get from 2D illustrations or cadaver photos,” said Whitlock. “Here, we’ll be able to manipulate the entire body in real time, giving students that context and being able to give them a look at the human body that we otherwise would not be able to offer.”

Mount Aloysius College offers a number of associate and bachelor degrees in health science fields such as Nursing, Medical Imaging Radiography and Ultrasonography, Surgical Technology and Physical Therapist Assistant.

To register, visit www.mtaloy.edu/ribbon.