Archive for August, 2012|Monthly archive page

Gastric Rugae with Gastric Ulcer

In my advanced imaging class my last assignment was to create the interior of the stomach with an ulcer using the program Z Brush. I decided to do a cross-section of the stomach, and show an ulcer that has been caused by Helicobactor pylori infection. H. pylori is a bacteria that is one of the causes of stomach ulcers.

Working in Z Brush was a very new experience, and was not as intuitive as other programs that I have learned throughout this semester. After figuring out how to work in the program I found it to not be that bad. I designed my H. pylori bacteria in 3ds max and placed them in my layout in Photoshop. I like my finished design, and after tomorrow’s critique I may do some updates to my design that my classmates and instructor give me.

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Molecular Pharmacology Completed

I made some updates my molecular pharmacology assignment and this is the completed version. Not too much has changed. I added a dark purple tint to give some sense of difference between the extracellular and intracellular environment. I also added some additional blurriness to give a sense of depth.

Surgical Procedure Illustration

For my surgical orientation class I had to choose a surgical procedure to illustrate that had at least 4-6 steps involved. I chose illustrate an intramedullary nailing of the tibia. An intramedullary nailing is surgical procedure in which a titanium steel rod, also called an intramedullary nail, is inserted into the hollow center of the tibia. I chose this surgery because I actually had this surgery done on myself. I did not take the time prior to my surgery to find out how it would be performed, so I thought now would be a great time to see the steps of the procedure. I really enjoyed working on this project, and I like how it turned out.

From my critique I need to extend the drawing of the leg to show the tibia fractured, so that the reason for the surgery is known. The other suggestion was to include more of the surrounding skin on the other steps of my drawings. I will add these additional suggestions to my illustration in the future.