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Real Anatomy Software DVD
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2009
Real Anatomy Software has helped me to study the bones and muscles in my Anatomy and Physiology class. It helps me to become familiar with cadaver appearance and locations of bones and muscles.

I will use this software to see the nerves and whatever else we cover in class. I really appreciate the layering effects this software offers because it helpes me to visualize the muscles in relationship to other muscles and bones.

Real Anatomy Software is perfect for the students that are learning using cadavers in class. Books don't give a seemingly 3D rendering of anatomy like this software does. Zoom, rotation, and layering are what makes this software fit the bill.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2009
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A fantastic anatomy program for any level student. The dissections are amazing, I love being able to remove layer by layer of the cadaver, then highlight a specific landmark or muscle or organ and then selecting alternate views and seeing it from other angles or in other positions. The practicum is a great way to prepare for labs with 2 different difficulty levels and the ability to select what you want in specific to be tested on. There is no better software option on the market and the price is ridiculously cheap.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2008
This is the best anatomical software you could ever hope to find! It is leaps and bounds ahead of other programs on the market. It's a steal for the price, and should be required for all undergraduate anatomy courses. You'll never regret buying it, but you'll be kicking yourself if you don't get it. These are beautiful dissections that clearly show the anatomy, with easy to understand accompanying text. GET THIS SOFTWARE!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2011
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I am, among other things, a registered nurse, certified personal trainer, and nutritional consultant, so I consider myself a prime candidate for this type of software. All I can say is that I wish I had had this program 10 years ago. While textbook diagrams 'are' useful -- even necessary -- seeing the real thing is a whole other matter. And these images 'are' the real thing -- pics of real cadavers, dissected for your viewing pleasure. There are seemingly 1000s of images, and you can click on individual parts and find their name and an explanation of what it does and its importance. And, you can receive alternative views of said bodypart, including some obscure views. Body systems are well-organized and can you self-text youself. A nice feature is the ability to pan and zoom in, rotate and highlight. You can even save pics to your computer that you need to study.

There are only two minor issues with the program: the first is that it takes A LOT of space, so only install this on a fast computer with a lot of RAM. The other problem is that you can't pan, zoom, or rotate 'every' image, which is disappointing because sometimes the controls are there, leading you to think you can use them -- but you can't.

Still, I think this is a great program -- a nice introduction to human anatomy and, if you've never seen a real cadaver, this will break you in a bit (and strengthen your stomach, if need be). I imagine the next step in such a program is virtual dissection -- I suppose we'll see that somewhere down the line. Until then, this is the best thing on the market.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
While the concept has great potential, to say the least, the execution here is very poor indeed. Very slow and clunky operation, obsolete interface, little detail even when fully zoomed in -- and zooming is... well, clunky. Time to do an autopsy on this app and find out the cause of death. Definitely time for a reincarnation because this felt like I was using 90s-era software. Judging by the description, one would think this product was far more than what it actually is and that is superficial, to say the least. So I'm subtracting one star for the exaggerated presentation.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2009
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This is outstanding software at a very reasonable price. It has a very simple interphase but good function. It uses a real cadaver so you get a real idea of where everything is in the body. You can go one layer inferiorly or superiorly into the body with a click of the mouse. You can zoom in/out, turn the body(lateral, anteriorly, or posteriorly), and drag it up/down. When you stop the mouse over a muscle or organ it brightens up and when you click it the name of the item is above the body. The item clicked also turns from black and white to muscle red to show the extent of the item. In the box to the right there is then a very good explanation of what the muscle does and the Origin / insertion / action / inervation. It does a lot more than that but this alone is enough for it to worth many x more than it costs. If you ever need to know where something is in the body you need this software. I can't think of a down side to it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2009
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I did buy this software through Amazon and glad I bought it, however.....

There are some annoyances in navigating this software. I do suggest it, but if I were only going to buy 1 piece of software, right now I'd buy Practice Anatomy Lab 2.0 over Real Anatomy 1.0.

Real Anatomy can and probably will be superior in the near future, but I think they need to make some changes.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2011
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I thought this software would be perfect, so far from that! Terrible interface you just have an anterior posterior and lateral views. No superior, inferior and no inbetween. Terrible definition of the muscles and a cadaver in a really unnatural position at the level of the glenohumeral joint it simply doesn't allow you to have a correct full view lateraly. Wish I could have my money back, but they don't accept refunds once open! I dont like to leave negative reviews but I really had to warn people about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2012
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I bought this because it ran really slow on the virtual computers at my school library and wanted to have it on my own laptop.. But it turns out that the program is just REALLY REALLY slow. It was especially slow when I was looking for a specific term and typed it into the search box. I literally typed one letter and had to wait 3 or 4 seconds for it to actually appear on the screen. Aside from thAt, the program itself is not as user-friendly. If you have and ipad, i woukd sugges spending money on an iPad app where you can tap and drag, rotate, and get the full 360 image of an anatomical structure. In this program, it gives you limited views.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2012
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works nicely on a Windows PC, but if you bought your Mac with Snow Leopard, Lion, or a upgraded to one of these or a newer operating system, this software will not run on your computer (requires Rosetta for PPC compatibility, which was phased out in Snow Leopard & disabled/eliminated in Lion)
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