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Revita is a patented endoscopic procedural therapy, designed to remodel the lining of the duodenum via hydrothermal ablation. The goal of resurfacing is the restoration of normal sensing and signaling mechanisms in type 2 diabetic patients. Upper intestine, natural insulin, minimally invasive, blood glucose, blood sugar, disease-modifying therapy

Scott Bodell

medical illustration of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a disease of the blood and bone marrow that results in the overproduction of abnormal lymphocytes.  The presence of these cancer cells impairs the production of the normal blood cells needed to fight disease and infection. The hematopoietic stem cells, B and T lymphocytes, and neutrophils are vital components of the blood.
medical illustration of Bipolar disorder was formerly called manic depression.  It is a mental disorder which causes periods of depression as well as periods of elevated mood.  This was an editorial illustration for the feature article of a pharmacology journal discussing therapy options for patients with bipolar disorder.
medical illustration of This generic illustration, showing auscultation of a pediatric heart, was developed for a medical journal cover.  The topic was pediatric hypertension.
medical illustration of This illustration was published as a magazine cover. The feature article provided an overview of the role major vitamins play in reducing chronic pain.  According to the author, the most important of these vitamins are: vitamins B12, D, E, and magnesium.
medical illustration of Visceral fat is the fat that collects inside the body, within the omentum, suspending and covering the digestive organs.  Longterm presence of this fat stresses the cardiovascular system and can lead to diabetes.  This illustration depicts a cut plane through the abdomen inside a transparent belly. The heart and pancreas are included as references to the related cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
medical illustration of Ventricular cardiomyopathy is a form of heart failure in which the ventricle wall thickens over time, as the heart pumps harder against increased vascular resistance.  Eventually, the heart cannot pump enough blood fast enough to supply body organs with oxygenated blood.  This image focuses on that reduced volume of blood leaving the left ventricle. #heartfailure #cardiac #hearthealth #cardiacarrest #medicalillustration #highbloodpressure #hypertension
medical animation of For decades, balloon angioplasty and wire vascular stents have been used to treat coronary artery disease by first crushing atherosclerotic plaque in the artery wall and then deploying the stent to keep the artery lumen open.  This animation demonstrates both angioplasty and stent deployment after providing orientation to the external heart and the coronary arteries.  The orientation lead-in also animates a coronary infarct on the heart surface.
medical animation of Animated clips from pediatric respiratory emergencies training video.
medical animation of EnteraGam is a medical food product developed by EnteraHealth to combat IBS by breaking the cycle of events leading to intestinal enteropathy and allowing the gut wall to heal itself.
medical illustration of Concussion is a common brain injury in contact sports.  The examining physician will test the mobility of the eyes and the pupillary response to light.  Vestibular function is assessed by asking patients to balance on a soft pad. A concussion assessment form is usually used to record symptoms and test results to better gauge patient progress through treatment and recovery.
medical illustration of Cannabidiol (CBD) is the active ingredient in medical marijuana. and is derived from the hemp plant.  It is usually dispensed as CBD oil.  It has a slight variation in molecular structure from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
medical illustration of The posteromedial approach to ankle surgery offers quick exposure to the joint to repair certain fractures.  Surgeons may determine a path between or around tendons and the neurovascular bundle traversing behind the tibia.  This image is part of a series of illustrations for publication in a textbook for orthopedic trauma surgeons.
medical illustration of Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterized by gradual loss of bone and its supporting architecture.  This magazine cover illustration demonstrates the characteristic curvature of a spine suffering from collapsed (and collapsing) thoracic vertebrae.  The inset image in the foreground, divided by the blue vertical line, demonstrates cortical bone loss in the body of a typical thoracic vertebra.
medical illustration of Lyme disease is typically caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete bacterium often carried by deer ticks. According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 70-80% of infected patients display a typical rash pattern around the tick bite. That rash is called erythema migrans and usually appears about a week after bacterial infection.
medical illustration of Illustration showing the normal lateral view of the ankle next to an image of the stretching lateral ligaments that occurs in an ankle sprain.
medical illustration of Diabetic nephropathy is a form of chronic kidney disease that occurs after the kidney is exposed to persistent hyperglycemia. It affects up to 40% of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Patients are diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy when they have proteinuria and reduced glomerular filtration.  If not treated, nephropathy will progress to kidney failure, leaving treatment options of dialysis or kidney transplant.
medical illustration of Developed for the cover of Harborview, Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Fracture Surgery (2nd Edition), this image shows the use of a distractor to re-establish humeral length and augment sequential reduction of shoulder fracture fragments.  Scene models for this still were rigged to animate fracture and reduction.
medical illustration of Dermik Sculptra is an injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLA). It is used for restoring volume and improving facial contours.  Injected PLA stimulates the formation of new collagen in the skin.
medical illustration of Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas.  It occurs when digestive enzymes inside the pancreas irritate pancreatic cells. If not treated, prolonged pancreatitis can lead to scarring of pancreatic tissue and loss of function.
medical illustration of Surgicept is waterless surgical handscrub and healthcare personnel handwash solution.  Active ingredients include ethyl alcohol, benzalchonium choride (BZK), chlorhexidrine gluconate (CHG), and an emollient, Sensiva.  These compounds were assembled in 3D for this collateral piece.
medical illustration of Colorized pencil drawing of the sinuses, originally used to launch an oral drug to treat bacterial infections.
medical illustration of Renin inhibitors are a group of drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). By binding to renin, its' subsequent binding to angiotensinogen is inhibited.  The result is the interruption of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system, the body's natural mechanism to raise blood pressure.
medical illustration of Editorial image of inflated balloon catheter in descending aorta, viewed from the left side.
medical illustration of 3D model of the spine is imaged and blended with photography of female figure from behind.
medical illustration of 3D illustration from animation, demonstrating left ventricular cardiomyopathy and subsequent systemic output challenges on the heart. This 3D scene was designed to animate cardiac output, vascular resistance, and changes in blood flow volume for professional training videos. Schematic representations of pulmonary and systemic circulation animate to tell peripheral vascular stories.
medical illustration of Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans. This illustration was developed as a journal cover to highlight discussion in the featured article.
medical illustration of Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels from existing vasculature. In cancer, angiogenesis  is a response to cellular signals sent from cancer cells.
medical illustration of In posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedures, surgeons have the option to access pedicle screw insertion sites by dissecting down the intermuscular plane between the multifidus medially and the longissimus laterally.  Placing  screws and fusion rods in this plane spares the neurovascular bundle to the multifidus muscle and reduces postoperative bone loss.
medical illustration of Orthopedic surgery samples.
medical illustration of Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)  first provides stability to the front of the spine by inserting devices to replace a degenerated intervertebral disc. This image demonstrates the insertion of one of two expandable intervertebral devices through a midline surgical approach.
medical illustration of This colorized pencil drawing represents a variation of the common vaginal hysterectomy.  In this procedure, the cervix must be split to facilitate removal of the uterus.
medical illustration of Bone remodeling is the process which maintains health and metabolism of bone.  Bone metabolism is maintained by a balance between ossification, the deposit of new bone tissue by osteocytes and bone resorption, the breakdown of old bone by osteoclasts.
medical illustration of In the cycle of events leading to intestinal wall breakdown and inflammation common to IBS and Crohn's disease, TNF alpha is a key player.  As a pro-inflammatory cytokine, it recruits additional inflammatory cells to local tissue.  This illustration was created for a medical journal cover and includes and inflamed a thickened ileocecal junction in the background as well as antibody binding TNF alpha in the foreground.
medical illustration of Diastolic dysfunction is a condition in which the left atrium is not able to completely pump blood into the left ventricle. Often this is due to enlarged and/or stiff ventricular walls.  This image combines a diagnostic echocardiogram, showing a thickened left ventricle wall with an orientation to the heart.
medical illustration of In the treatment of IBS, IBSD, and Crohn's disease, serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin (SBI) has been used to bind antigen in the intestines to prevent penetration through the gut barrier (intestinal wall).  The goal of treatment is to break the cycle of penetration, inflammation, and epithelial cell death to allow the gut wall epithelium to heal itself.
medical illustration of The intestinal tight junction is an important structure in the maintenance of digestive system homeostasis and protection against IBS, IBSD, and Crohn's disease.  Intracellular components of the tight junction connect to the epithelial cell's cytoskeleton, while loops of claudin and occludin proteins connect to other tight junctions and control the intercellular space.
medical illustration of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are very commonly used. Yet there are risks associated with their use, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and gastrointestinal ulcers.
medical illustration of Colorized pencil drawing of uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, showing one large and one small ovarian cyst.
medical illustration of It's vital to establish an open airway in an unconscious patient.  Emergency medical responders may choose to use an oropharyngeal airway (OPA).  It's important to measure anatomical landmarks to determine the appropriate size to use.
medical illustration of Ischemia occurs when arteries to tissues are narrowed or blocked, and oxygen and nutrients cannot reach the tissue.  A stroke occurs in the brain, as in a heart attack, when tissue starved from oxygen and nutrients starts to die.
medical illustration of Arrows represent specific chemotherapy treatments to combat breast, colon, and lung cancers.
medical illustration of Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which patients who ingest gluten suffer damage to the lining of the small intestine.  This illustration demonstrates the loss of the absorptive surface of the microvilli.
medical illustration of Hip and spine fractures are often called fragility fractures because of structural degeneration of the bone due to osteoporosis.  This illustration presents the most common hip fractures associated with osteoporosis for a journal cover and featured discussion.
medical illustration of Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing, or periods of shallow breathing during sleep. This illustration depicts obstructive sleep apnea in which the patient is asleep on his/her back and the airway is blocked by the back of the tongue.
medical illustration of Acute diarrhea affects millions of persons who travel to developing countries each year. Food and water contaminated with fecal matter are the main sources of infection. Bacteria such as  Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella are common causes of traveler’s diarrhea.
medical illustration of Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may be caused by tiny otolyth crystals which break free and float inside the inner ear's semicircular canals, causing dizziness.  A doctor may conduct the Dix-Hallpike maneuver to diagnose or rule out this condition.  Uncontrollable eye movement, called nystagmus, is another indicator.  Radiology may also be warranted to rule out other causes of vertigo.


Scott Bodell is an award-winning medical illustrator and animator in Dallas, Texas, with past honors from the Association of Medical Illustrators and the Rx Club. Before starting Bodell Communications, Inc., which has transitioned to Bodell Medical Media, Scott served the UT Southwestern Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications and a supervisor of illustration services. Scott has developed illustration, animation, and online content for advertising, marketing and educational audiences for years. A recent client list includes: the American Heart Association, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Stanford University, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wolters-Kluwer, Medtronic, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and Jobson Medical Information.


Animation, Airbrush, Black & White, Color, Line with Color, 3D, Models, Video


Allergy / Immunology, Alternative Medicine, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Portraits, Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Virology, Injuries, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Sports Medicine