Objective: This illustration was created to enable medical students to better understand a challenging view of the internal structures of the basal ganglia and as a result correctly identify the structures in radiology and dissection lab.
Structures of the Basal Ganglia in the Axial Plane (Image 1)
Type: figure for anatomical atlas, pen and ink
Structures of the Basal Ganglia in the Axial Plane(Image 2)
Type: figure for neuroanatomy lab manual, full color
Objective: To be utilized by physicians, clinicians, and counselors, the purpose is to educate patients 15-25 YOA about how ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), its treatments and management, and related brain regions are involved. The role-playing game (RPG) style attracts young adults’ attention by utilizing elements seen in games to bring a sense of adventure and approachability to the intimidating topic of brain anatomy and disorder treatment.
Your Journey Through ADHD Wall Poster(Image 1)
Type: wall poster for patient education, full color
Front Folds of Patient Education Brochure (Image 2)
Type: patient education trifold brochure, full color
Back Folds of Patient Education Brochure (Image 3)
Objective: This illustration was created for a client to supplement the text of a publication in Current Opinion in Cell Biology. The figure depicts the neurological symptoms of affected individuals, including (a) atrophy of the cortex and cerebellum, (b) tortuous cerebral arteries in patients as compared to in WT, (c) the difference in cell morphology between WT Purkinje cells and the “willow tree” phenotype of Purkinje cells, and (d) a build-up of distended mitochondria in the cell bodies of Purkinje cells in patients.
Figure 2 for Menkes Disease Article (Image 2)
Type: figure for journal publication, full color
Objective: This illustration was created for a client to supplement the text of a publication in Current Opinion in Cell Biology. The figure depicts the physical symptoms of Menkes Disease, and those include (a) pilli torti, (b) hypopigmentation, (c) skin and joint laxity, (d) osteoporosis, and (e) bladder diverticula.
Cover Illustration for Article “Astrocytes produce the antiinflammatory and neuroprotective agent hydrogen sulfide”
Type: editorial, full color
Objective: Create an eye-catching and viewer-engaging visual to prompt viewers to read the journal and generate interest in an article about how astrocytes produce hydrogen sulfide that in turn acts as an antiinflammatory and neuroprotective agent.
Objective: Present the salient details of the repair of the injury and post-operative condition of the plaintiff so that a specialist can utilize the board to explain those details to a jury of laypeople.
Board 1 of 2 for Medical Legal Plaintiff Case (Image 1)
Type: medical legal, full color
Board 2 of 2 for Medical Legal Plaintiff Case (Image 2)
Objective: This illustration was created to aid medical students in learning the blood supply to and from the kidneys and adrenal glands. After reviewing this piece, students should be able to identify the vasculature structures on a cadaver during an exam.
Plate 1 of 2 Depicting Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Image 1)
Type: surgical, tonal
Objective: To depict the steps of a surgical procedure so that a surgical intern or resident is able to understand the basic steps and able to assist. Steps depicted in this plate include (A) a right atriotomy (B) a left atriotomy (C) mitral valve exposure.
Plate 2 of 2 Depicting Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Image 2)
Type: surgical, tonal
Objective: To depict the steps of a surgical procedure so that a surgical intern or resident is able to understand the basic steps and able to assist. Steps depicted in this plate include (D) suturing the annulus (E) suturing the annuloplasty ring (F1) annuloplasty ring placement (F2) suture fastening.
Plate 1 of 2 Depicting Temporal Lobectomy Procedure (Image 1)
Type: surgical, full color
Objective: Familiarize residents or surgical interns with the steps of the procedure so that they understand the basic steps and can assist. Steps depicted in this plate are: (A) the initial incision through the layer of skin and application of Raney clips (B) the incision and retraction of the temporalis muscle (C-1) after Burr hole placement, a craniotome is used to connect the three Burr holes indicated in the orientation image (C-2) after connective tissue and muscle are secured out of the surgical field by hooks, an elevator is utilized to carefully lever the section of cranium cut out by the surgeon.
Plate 2 of 2 Depicting Temporal Lobectomy (Image 2)
Type: surgical, full color
Objective: Familiarize residents or surgical interns with the steps of the procedure so that they understand the basic steps and can assist. Steps depicted in this plate are: (D-1) once the bone has been removed and dura mater exposed, the surgeon uses forceps to tent the dura mater and makes a shallow cut into the mater using scissors (D-2) the surgeon uses the initial hole produced to create a large opening in the dura mater to expose the underlying pia mater and brain matter (D) after retracting the dura mater, the surgeon covers places sheets of surgicel over the dura to prevent drying out/tissue damage (E) using the method “subpial dissection,”the surgeon carefully separates the frontal and parietal cortical tissue from the temporal tissue following along the lateral fissure (F) after removing the affected cortical tissue, a single interrupted suture closure is used.