For thousands of years, Anatomy has been taught segmentally, each structure separate from the other. Each structure went from point A to point B. From the time of Hippocrates to da Vinci, the study of anatomy was hindered by legalities and religious beliefs. Today though, technology has enabled a new way of looking in and expanding our understanding. The use of Ultrasound is revolutionizing our understanding of Anatomy and it’s role in providing function.
The “1st International Congress of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound” took place at the AMC in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in March 2015.
Karl Jacobs; Lecturer of anatomy at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; anatomist at Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands discusses the history of anatomy and briefly touches on some advancements that have recently been made.