This virtual dissection table displays the life-size three-dimensional image of a cadaver—in this case, the body of a 38-year-old man who donated his body for medical research. The detailed cadaver was recreated in vivid color based on actual  body scans and loaded into the 6-foot-long touch-screen table. Health science students at the School of Health Professions can now examine layers of the cadaver by swiping the screen, revealing organs, muscles, veins, and the skeleton. With a virtual scalpel, they can even make incisions. The computerized table, developed by Anatomage, allows students to examine a variety of cadavers, each one representing a deceased person’s donation, with different clinical and pathological conditions, body types, ethnicities, and causes of death. Students also have access to a library of more than 1,000 images involving clinical cases, which include conditions such as an ectopic pregnancy and conjoined twins. Rebekah J. Thomas, an assistant professor at the school who teaches “Integrated Anatomy and Physiology,” brought the idea of the virtual cadaver to Rutgers. She says it will complement, not replace, the school’s use of real cadavers.