chapter  18
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- Using Medical Illustration in Medical Device R&D

Most people that even know what medical illustration is think that it is only for marketing and textbooks. Medical illustration, however, can be an important way to conceptualize and communicate medical device design ideas. Medical illustration is a highly developed specialty that has been an important adjunct to the understanding of anatomy and biological systems, as well as a way to conceptualize and visualize the interaction of medical devices with anatomy and pathology. Medical illustration

Value of Medical Illustration to Medical Device R&D ......................................... 351 Short History of Medical Illustration ..................................................................... 353 Types of Medical Illustration ................................................................................. 358

Textbook Illustration ......................................................................................... 358 Surgical Approach Planning .............................................................................. 359 Rendering from CAD Programs........................................................................ 359 Layer Technique in Photoshop ..........................................................................360 Blue Screen Trick ..............................................................................................360

Device Development .............................................................................................. 361 Intellectual Property Development (Utility and Method) ...................................... 363 Regulatory .............................................................................................................. 363 Investor Presentations ............................................................................................ 363 Marketing, Physician Training, and Patient Information .......................................364 Medical-Legal ........................................................................................................ 365 Medical Teaching and Training Models ................................................................. 365 Three-Dimensional Animation ...............................................................................366 Resources ............................................................................................................... 367