Chase Library Exhibit at Annual Meeting to Offer 3-D Imaging Demos

Volunteer Note

Robert A. Chase, MD

I am excited to announce the inaugural Chase Library exhibit at this year’s Annual Meeting in Boston.  The theme of this year’s exhibit, “Imaging of the Hand: From Littler to the Future,” will focus on the evolving tools that we have to depict the anatomy of the hand, including:

  • A display of drawings by J. William  Littler, MD (reproduced from the New York Academy of Medicine’s collection) 
  • A series of demonstrations of super high quality 3D stereo Anatomy of the Upper Limb on an off-the-shelf (passive) 3D TV, which uses comfortable light glasses (as used in the cinema) instead of active electronic glasses  
  • A demonstration of the newly developed VIEW-VASTER hand viewer, which utilizes an HD cell phone display.  The images are from the famous Bassett collection originally distributed on View-Master reels.
I will partnering in leading these demonstrations with stereo 3D expert Ron Labbe (  Spots for these demos are limited, so please register now through the ASSH website, or by contacting the Central Office staff directly at (312) 880-1900.

This technology can also be experienced at the Robert A. Chase Library at the ASSH central office in Chicago.  The systems can be used to personally develop teaching programs using the more than 1500 registered 3D images.  We believe that stereo 3D imaging is poised to make a huge impact on the study of anatomy and surgical procedures, since the spatial relationships inside the body can be viewed in virtual depth.
© 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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