feedback from the Digital Anatomist Web-based anatomy atlases, together with
over 20 years of anatomy teaching experience, were used to formulate the
requirements and system design for a next-generation anatomy information system.
The main characteristic of this system over current image-based approaches is
that it is knowledge-based. A foundational model of anatomy is accessed by an
intelligent agent that uses its knowledge about the available anatomy resources
and the user types to generate customized interfaces. Current usage statistics
suggest that even partial implementation of this design will be of great
practical value for both clinical and educational needs.