Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine first in South-east Asia to use virtual anatomy table

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will be the first in South-east Asia and one of the few medical schools in the world to use a cutting-edge tool to study human anatomy.

The Anatomage Table - a virtual dissection table - offers a realistic and interactive visualisation of full-body, life-size anatomy in 3D. Students will be able to use a virtual knife to remove layers of tissue, view the body's internal structures, or fully rotate the body.

The table, which is also in use at Imperial College London, will be used primarily to teach anatomy during the first two years of the students' curriculum at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The school, set up by NTU and Imperial College London, will with its first intake of 54 students in August.