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Temporal Visualization of Body Cavity Partitioning: An Interactive Timeline

Natalie Yoshioka, Douglas Cotanche, Alison Doubleday, Leah Lebowicz, John Daugherty

Abstract


Embryology is essential for future health-care providers to understand due to clinical significance, since birth defects and prematurity are leading causes of disability and infant mortality. The lack of embryology visualizations presents a barrier to discovering embryonic relationships quickly and efficiently. A web-based, interactive timeline on body cavity partitioning was developed to allow users to discover key developmental landmarks of both normal and abnormal embryonic development. Body cavity partitioning was chosen as the area of focus, as organ system development is directly related to the embryonic spaces. Users can select events, which highlights related structures and defects with visual cues.


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