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Glymphatics System in the Brain

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Illustration of the newly discovered "glymphatics" system - waste disposal system within the brain. Illustration shows the protein fragments (known as beta-amyloid peptides) which are present in Alzheimer’s disease, as examples of the cellular debris cleared through the drainage system, mostly during sleep.

Shizuka Aoki | Anatomize Studios Inc.

Anatomize Studios Inc.

medical illustration of Scientific illustration of hearing-related dolphin neuroanatomy / brain anatomy as compared to human neuroanatomy. Printed as poster / centerfold in May 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine
medical illustration of Illustration of select organs as pertinent to specific drug targets (brain, muscle, heart, liver) with ghosted illustration of the skeletal structures below. Keywords: glucose, diabetes, anatomy, brain, muscle, heart, liver, organs, illustration, treatment, drugs, pharmaceutical
medical illustration of Illustration of skull (half, left lateral view), study of light and shadows.
Medium: graphite and digital
Keywords: skull, traditional, drawing, graphite, brain, anatomy, neuroanatomy, textbook, skeleton
medical illustration of Organ of Corti in Situ (Cochlea) showing successive layers of structure (with focus on tympanic membrane over stereocilia).
Medium: Graphite and digital

Keywords: ear, anatomy, cochlea, organ of corti, tympani, vestibuli, tectorial membrane
medical animation of Whiteboard animation (clip) of medical innovations 

Part of 10 video series (preview available upon request)

Keywords: whiteboard, animation, medical, innovation, medtech, medical technology, big data, 2d, videoscribe, handwriting
medical animation of Whiteboard animation (clip) of medical innovations Part of 10 video series (preview available upon request) Keywords: whiteboard, animation, medical, innovation, medtech, medical technology, big data, 2d, videoscribe, handwriting -
medical animation of Animation clip from patient education series on cervical cancer growth and colposcopy treatment to increase patient treatment compliance.

Keywords: animation, medical, innovation, medical, 2d, patient education, cervical cancer, schematic, gynecology, female, anatomy, uterus, cervix, cells, colposcopy,
medical illustration of Hand Surgery: Extensor Indicis Proprius (EIP) tendon transfer for treatment of Extensor Pollicis Longus (EPL) deficiency.

Medium: Pen and Ink

Key words: pen & ink, hand anatomy, hand surgery, tendon, black and white, surgical illustration, textbook, manual, procedure
medical illustration of Hand Surgery: Extensor Indicis Proprius (EIP) tendon transfer for treatment of Extensor Pollicis Longus (EPL) deficiency (close-up). 

Medium: Pen and Ink 

Key words: pen & ink, hand anatomy, hand surgery, tendon, black and white, surgical illustration, textbook, manual, procedure
medical illustration of Illustration of the newly discovered
medical illustration of Inset of story on newly discovered
medical illustration of Illustration showing the skeletal anatomy of the hand including (27 bones + sesamoid bone) which are the phalanges (proximal, intermediate and distal) of the fingers, metacarpal bones connecting the fingers and the carpal bones of the wrist. Each human hand has five metacarpals and eight carpal bones (organized into a proximal row - scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform which articulates with the bones of the forearm, and distal row - trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate)
medical illustration of Simplified anatomy of the pelvic / hip bone showing just gluteal muscle for clarity
Keywords: anatomy, pelvis, gluteal muscle, pelvic anatomy, anatomical, textbook, education, color, medical, femur, sacrum, spine
medical illustration of Anatomical illustration of the hand showing all major muscles including: Flexor digitorum superficialis, Flexor carpi radialis, Flexor pollicis longus, Flexor digitorum profundus, Flexor carpi ulnaris, Flexor retinaculum, Adbuctor digiti minimi, Flexor digiti minimi, Flexor pollicis longus, 1st dorsal interosseous, Abductor pollicis brevis, Flexor pollicis brevis (superficial head), Adductor pollicis
medical illustration of Illustration of whole iceberg as seen underwater - final illustration shows multiple sizes of icebergs and comparison study of other monumental structures.
Keyword: iceberg, biology, nature, illustration, underwater, arctic, climate, environmental, geological
medical illustration of Close-up of anatomy of visceral organs highlighting the liver, gall bladder and pancreas within a 3D-looking environment with stomach, small intestines and large intestines. Part of larger narrative on insulin-related drug development

Keywords: intestine, visceral, organs, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, stomach, digestion, insulin, glucose, glucagon, diabetes
medical illustration of 2D / 3D illustration mouse embryo in vitro
Keywords: embryology, developmental biology, embryo, mouse, genetics, 2D, 3D, fetus, editorial, publication, animation
medical illustration of A-Interlaminar, B-transforaminal epidural injections at C6–7 spinal level. 1-Violation of dura may lead to high / total spinal anesthesia, spinal cord injury, postdural puncture headache / pneumocephalus. 2-Injection of local anesthetic & particulate steroids into vertebral artery may cause seizures (local anesthetic) & stroke. 3-Injection into radiculomedullary artery may result in spinal cord infarction. 4-Injury / injection into dorsal root ganglion can cause neurological damage / symptoms
medical illustration of Neuropathic pain: mechanisms and their clinical implications
For the British Journal of Medicine

keywords: anesthesia, pain, macrophage, mast cell, spinal cord, astrocyte, microglia, nerve injury, synapse, junction, inflammatory, response, TNF, TLR, nerves, spine, neuroanatomy
medical illustration of Left lateral view of the brain (pen & ink) with focus on speech related regions of cortex including Brocha's area, Wernicke's area, and primary auditory cortex

Keywords: brain, pen and ink, speech, neuroanatomy, brocha, wernicke, cortex, sulci, gyri, cerebellum, brainstem, anatomical
medical illustration of Study of the knee in pen & ink, with focus on ligaments of joint

Keywords: knee, anatomy, joints, pen & ink, traditional, illustration, ligaments, femur, tibia, fibula
medical illustration of Illustration of cerebral veins (created in 2D, sample 3D angle to mimic printed)

Keywords: brain, veins, cerebral, vasculature, hemisphere, cerebellum, brainstem, sinus, circulatory, neuroanatomy
medical illustration of Detail from series of illustrations from user manual for CHEMO-SAT Chemotherapy System. Printed copies distributed with patented treatment system. 

Keywords: user manual, usage, schematic, medical tools, equipment, surgical, cancer, oncology, stents, treatment, chemotherapy, radiation
medical illustration of Medium: verithin colored pencil and graphite
Keywords: sketch, skull, anatomy, traditional, pencil, drawing, jaw, ENT
medical illustration of Stages of Pregnancy (39 weeks shown) - part of a series of images (10 images total) integrated in an online and mobile pregnancy tracker app. 

Keywords: embryology, developmental biology, fetus, fetal, pregnancy, patient education, baby, umbilical, uterus, anatomy, placenta

Medium: Graphite and digital
medical illustration of Cross section of normal eye anatomy with focus on layers of the eyelid.

Keywords: traditional, media, graphite, eye, anatomy, cornea, tarsus, obicularis, conjunctiva
medical illustration of Surgical Repair of Pediatric Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction (LVOTO)
(Part of Chapter for 2nd Ed. of Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiovascular Surgery)
Medium: Pen & Ink and digital spot colour

Keywords: pen and ink, heart, anatomy, surgical illustration, surgery, textbook, aortic valve, pediatric, cardiovascular, vascular, veins, arteries
medical illustration of [DETAIL OF] Surgical Repair of Pediatric Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction (LVOTO) (Part of Chapter for 2nd Ed. of Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiovascular Surgery) 
Medium: Pen & Ink and digital spot colour 
Keywords: pen and ink, heart, anatomy, surgical illustration, surgery, textbook, aortic valve, pediatric, cardiovascular, vascular, veins, arteries - See more at: http://www.medillsb.com/ArtistPortfolioLarge.aspx?IID=169786&AID=9212#sthash.kLdSZSsz.dpuf
medical illustration of Hand Anatomy - (Right hand) 1st Lumbrical m. highlighted for clarity

Medium: Graphite and digital

Keywords: hand, anatomy, lumbricals, orthopedics, muscles
medical illustration of Muscles of the Upper Extremity - Biceps brachii m. highlighted

Medium: Graphite and digital

Keywords: arm, anatomy, biceps, muscle, anatomical, upper extremities, patient education
medical illustration of Barcelona's Natural Wonder  - National Geographic Magazine (centerfold) - Detail
Collaboration with Lead Scientific Illustrator, Fernando Baptista
Illustration describes Antoni Gaudi's detailed, biomimetic architecture

Medium: Graphite, traditional water media, and digital

Keywords: magazine, publication, gaudi, national geographic, architecture, history, traditional, media, scientific,
medical illustration of Muscles of the Upper Extremity - Triceps muscle highlighted

Medium: Graphite and digital

Keywords: arm, anatomy, biceps, triceps, muscle, anatomical, upper extremities, patient education
medical illustration of Detail from series of illustrations from user manual for CHEMO-SAT Chemotherapy System. Printed copies distributed with patented treatment system. Keywords: user manual, usage, schematic, medical tools, equipment, surgical, cancer, oncology, stents, treatment, chemotherapy, radiation

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