Collaborating with scientists, physicians, and other specialists, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that have the potential to communicate to broad audiences. A medical illustrator is a visual problem solver. Background research, including reading scientific papers, meeting with scientific experts, perhaps observing surgery or a laboratory procedure, is often an integral part of the creative process.
Image created in collaboration with the Division of Anatomical Sciences, Dept. of Surgery at the University of Michigan.
The art of separating the parts of an organism in order to ascertain their position, relations, structure, and function.
A branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (such as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.