Virtual Hospital


BodyViz is a 3D MRI visualization software that allows students to explore the human body through the use of a Xbox 360 controller. This software is used in health sciences classes at Hawkeye including Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

Hawkeye Community College was the first community college to utilize BodyViz software in the classroom.

Using BodyViz visualization software students can:

  • rotate, pan, zoom, or fly-through a patient’s anatomy.

  • view pathology planes and navigate the internal anatomy.

  • label anatomical structures.

  • view tissue types such as bone, muscle, skin, and fat.

Surgeons use this technology to plan delicate and complicated procedures.