Medical Legal Visualization
Audience: Canadian Courtroom
Client: Dr. Leila Lax
These panels were created in collaboration with Natividad Chen, Lucas Lin and Felix Weiler.
Intended for use as demonstrative evidence in the Canadian courtroom, the primary goal of these illustrations is to visually communicate medically accurate evidence as interpreted from the plaintiff’s MRIs and medical reports. Design challenges included how to present medical imaging to an audience without a medical background. To address the spatial complexity of the case study, we contextualized the MRI planes within 3D space to both teach neuroanatomy and describe the patient trauma.
Print (32 x 42 inch panels)
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
As a team, we developed style guidelines and a co-visualization plan to ensure graphic style consistency. Although we had different responsibilities, we reviewed all deliverables together at each phase of the project.
Felix Weiler and I collaborated on the rendering of the MRIs. Major structures were identified on the original scans using anatomical texts. We then consulted with Dr. Cindi Morsehead, from the Division of Anatomy at the University of Toronto, to confirm the structures. Images were brought into Adobe Illustrator to be vectorized, and then rendered on Photoshop.
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