3D Anatomy

Last updated: June 28, 2023

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AMBOSS has teamed up with Effigos to make anatomical study even more accessible and efficient! The new 3D-viewer allows you to rotate and zoom into high-definition 3D models, hide structures or make them transparent, and even show substructures in detail. Additional features, such as a search function, cropping, and labels that can be toggled on and off, further enhance the user experience. Specially prepared tours and views of the models help you dive deep into a topic and thoroughly study individual models on your own.

3D Models

The functions described below allow you to freely explore the detailed models and study the topics important to you on your own.

3D Tours

The interactive tours guide you through particular topics and illustrate these using 3D models. You can rotate the model to any view throughout the tour.

  • Tours with audio can be played like videos.
  • Tours without audio are navigated using the arrow keys.

3D Views

A curated selection of views of the models complements the tours, illustrating important aspects of a topic at a single glance.

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3D Models 3D Tours and Views
Skull Base of the skull
Bones of the skull (overview)
Temporal, infratemporal, and pterygopalatine fossae
Nose and paranasal sinuses
Sphenoid bone
Ethmoid bone
Temporal bone
Cranial fossae

Cranial nerves

3D Models 3D Tours and Views
Cranial nerves Olfactory (I) and optic (II) nerves (course in the skull)
Oculomotor (III) trochlear (IV) and abducent (VI) nerves (course in the skull)
Trigeminal nerve (V) (course in the skull)
Facial nerve (VII) (course in the skull)
Vestibulocochlear nerve (VIII) (course in the skull)
Glossopharyngeal (IX) and vagus (X) nerves (course in the skull)
Accessory (XI) and hypoglossal (XII) nerves (course in the skull)
Infraorbital nerve
Vestibular nerve
Jugular foramen
Foramen rotundum
Foramen ovale
Stylomastoid foramen


3D Models 3D Tours and Views
Larynx Cartilages and joints of the larynx
Muscles of the larynx
Ligaments and membranes of the larynx
Laryngeal cavity

Upper extremity

3D Models 3D Tours and Views
  • Upper extremity (complete)
  • Shoulder
  • Forearm
  • Hand

Lower extremity

3D Models 3D Tours and Views
  • Lower extremity (complete)
  • Lower leg
  • Foot
  • Arches of the foot
  • Muscles of the dorsum of the foot

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System requirements

  • Interactive use of the 3D models requires an up-to-date browser version, preferably Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. iPads require iPadOS version 13.2 or higher.
  • The software has been optimized for large screens. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
  • For optimal access to all functions, we recommend using a mouse and keyboard. Tips provided by the Help assistant refer to these input devices. Most functions will also be touch-screen compatible. The Help menu (i) explains both input options.


Help assistant

The Help assistant opens at the initial startup. It gives you an interactive tutorial of the 3D viewer. If you follow the instructions on the blue notepad correctly, the assistant will automatically proceed to the next tip. Once all the steps of a topic have been explained, the corresponding assistant will close automatically. You can restart the tutorial at any time in the help menu.

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