The NPAC Visible Human Viewer
This Java applet
allows you to select and view high-resolution images of
2-dimensional slices of a human body, using
taken from the National Library of Medicine's
Visible Human Project.
This applet has won some
awards and been
featured in some magazines, books and TV shows.
Some mirror sites are now available.
Choose the one that is closest to you in order to speed up downloading
of the images.
If you are having problems viewing this applet, check the
NPAC Visible Human Viewer FAQ.
Main Panel :
There are three types of image slices -- Axial, Sagittal,
Small (preview) images for each of these viewpoints are displayed
in the main panel of the viewer.
Moving one of the cutting lines will create a new slice
through the Visible Human.
Image Controls :
Select the type of slice you want by clicking on the image or the
This will highlight the name in blue, and the cutting line which produced
that image will change from red to cyan.
To chose a new slice, click on the cutting line and
drag it to a new position. A new preview image will
appear after you release the mouse button.
Resolution Controls :
Choose the image resolution appropriate for your network
connection by clicking one of these buttons:
Low resolution images are around 10 - 50 KBytes.
Medium resolution images are around 25 - 150 KBytes.
High resolution images are around 50 - 350 Kbytes.
Access Controls :
The adjust buttons (the triangle buttons) let you
fine tune the exact slice number (shown in blue).
If you want to see the full size image of the slice
you have just chosen, press the Load button to pop up
image slice window.
For more information on using the viewer, check the
NPAC Visible Human Viewer User Guide.
The NPAC Visible Human Project Report
The NPAC Visible Human Viewer Java Source Code
Information on Java and Web technology can be found on the home page for
the Syracuse University course
CPS616 - Technology and Applications for the Information Age.
The NPAC Visible Human visualization project,
Northeast Parallel Architectures Center,
The NPAC Visible Human Viewer was developed by
Michael Chang and
Send comments, suggestions, questions and bug reports to
firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com (but read the
Last updated 26 June 1996.