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Virtual surgery: How to dissect a digital cadaver

St Mary's Hospital in London has purchased a digital anatomy table, the first of its kind in Europe.

The same length and size as a normal dissection table, the "cadaver" on the screen of the Anatomage table is a virtual body, created using a mixture of graphics and real CT scans of the body.

Surgeon Aimee Di Marco demonstrated to the BBC how it is changing the way surgeons teach anatomy, and even plan real operations.

Video produced by Dougal Shaw

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