Featured medical illustrations for grants, journals, and other publications

 

New techniques in neurosurgery at SickKids hospital (Toronto, ON)

Working with Dr. J Drake at SickKids Hospital for grant illustrations that depict the new techniques of using smart tools for a minimally invasive corpus callosotomy. This would improve post-operative healing time.

 Figure caption: Using surgeon-controlled consoles (eg. Minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System), the entry of the trocar through the burr hole located at the junction of the coronal suture and the superior temporal line will allow access to the corpus callosum via the left lateral ventricle. The magnetic coils surrounding the patient's skull during operation will feature electromagnets to help orient the smart-material operating tool.

Figure caption: Using surgeon-controlled consoles (eg. Minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System), the entry of the trocar through the burr hole located at the junction of the coronal suture and the superior temporal line will allow access to the corpus callosum via the left lateral ventricle. The magnetic coils surrounding the patient's skull during operation will feature electromagnets to help orient the smart-material operating tool.

 Figure caption: The smart material tool shaft features a two-pronged system that both grasps and cuts. The corpus callosum is then gently separated with the pericallosal artery marking the superior anatomical landmark.

Figure caption: The smart material tool shaft features a two-pronged system that both grasps and cuts. The corpus callosum is then gently separated with the pericallosal artery marking the superior anatomical landmark.

ANATOMY STUDY (after Eduard Pernkopf – emulating traditional ILLUSTRATION with digital techniques; COLOUR STUDY)

 Eduard Pernkopf STUDY (process)

Eduard Pernkopf STUDY (process)

UBC Microbiology & Immunology Logo design

 UBC Microbiology & Immunology Student Association – logo design

UBC Microbiology & Immunology Student Association – logo design

 UBC Microbiology & Immunology Student Association – banner design

UBC Microbiology & Immunology Student Association – banner design

MOLECULAR VIROLOGY – HPV: Its pathology and creation of the HPV vaccine

 Figure caption: "Site of oropharyngeal cancer and HPV infection of the mucosal membrane: When there is a microabrasion or tear in the outer membrane, HPV virion can enter the mucosa and infect the proliferating cells in the basal layer. The virus enters the cell by endocytosis, and the genome can remain as an episome in the cytoplasm or enter the nucleus and integrate with the cellular DNA. When integrated, the oncoproteins, E6 and E7, can be expressed at stratum spinosum or stratum granulosum, where high viral replication occurs."

Figure caption: "Site of oropharyngeal cancer and HPV infection of the mucosal membrane: When there is a microabrasion or tear in the outer membrane, HPV virion can enter the mucosa and infect the proliferating cells in the basal layer. The virus enters the cell by endocytosis, and the genome can remain as an episome in the cytoplasm or enter the nucleus and integrate with the cellular DNA. When integrated, the oncoproteins, E6 and E7, can be expressed at stratum spinosum or stratum granulosum, where high viral replication occurs."

 Figure caption: "Composition of VLP, authentic HPV virion, and potential peptide vaccine: Five L1 monomers form a capsomere. These capsomeres can spontaneously form a VLP. When L2 monomer is embedded in the capsomeres surrounding a viral genome, authentic HPV virion is formed. L2 monomer may be enough to function as a potential peptide vaccine."

Figure caption: "Composition of VLP, authentic HPV virion, and potential peptide vaccine: Five L1 monomers form a capsomere. These capsomeres can spontaneously form a VLP. When L2 monomer is embedded in the capsomeres surrounding a viral genome, authentic HPV virion is formed. L2 monomer may be enough to function as a potential peptide vaccine."

 Figure caption: "HPV genome organization: HPV genome is a double-stranded circular genome of around 7900 bp. It is divided into early, late and upper regulatory regions."

Figure caption: "HPV genome organization: HPV genome is a double-stranded circular genome of around 7900 bp. It is divided into early, late and upper regulatory regions."

Hospital graphics: Emergency Preparedness

Highlighting various types of protective equipment as well as the proper procedure to put on an N95 mask for airway protection.

 Poster caption: As part of CAAHEP accreditation, students are required to prepare graphics for emergency preparedness to highlight various types of personal protective equipment. The objective for this project is to create an instructional image aimed for hospital staff at the Trillium Health Partners. Storytelling through clear visuals guide the viewer through a simple task: in this case, proper procedure for wearing an N95 mask. This instructional image utilizes flat colour and strong graphic outlines, which are appropriate in a hospital setting for easy viewing and quick reference. For association between protective equipment and its relative anatomy, the figure was colour-coded with its corresponding label. The spectrum of colours not only differentiates the types of equipment, but aid in grabbing the audience’s attention. Segmenting the hospital poster creates a visual distinction between the different aspects of emergency preparedness – from the overview of equipment to procedure-specific tasks.

Poster caption: As part of CAAHEP accreditation, students are required to prepare graphics for emergency preparedness to highlight various types of personal protective equipment. The objective for this project is to create an instructional image aimed for hospital staff at the Trillium Health Partners. Storytelling through clear visuals guide the viewer through a simple task: in this case, proper procedure for wearing an N95 mask. This instructional image utilizes flat colour and strong graphic outlines, which are appropriate in a hospital setting for easy viewing and quick reference. For association between protective equipment and its relative anatomy, the figure was colour-coded with its corresponding label. The spectrum of colours not only differentiates the types of equipment, but aid in grabbing the audience’s attention. Segmenting the hospital poster creates a visual distinction between the different aspects of emergency preparedness – from the overview of equipment to procedure-specific tasks.


Medical legal illustration: The case of Jessie Jack

Coursework for a medical legal illustration exercise. In the case of Jessie Jack, from a medical-legal perspective of the plaintiff, we aim to feature anatomically accurate illustrations to enhance the viewers' understanding of the anatomy present in the X-ray scans. Separating the illustrations into two panels, we focused each panel on the location of injury and its associated repairs.

Partner: Kat Procuier
Supervisor: Dr. L Lax

 Figure caption: Overview of the plaintiff's injuries for the accident are mapped onto a human body. The injury and repair for the left femur is juxtaposed with the associated X-Ray scans to highlight anatomical accuracy; key features of the femur (eg. trochanter and mid-shaft) are located to help orient the audience. Furthermore, the direct quote from the surgeon handling the reparative procedure helps the audience associate the visual repair with the final illustration.

Figure caption: Overview of the plaintiff's injuries for the accident are mapped onto a human body. The injury and repair for the left femur is juxtaposed with the associated X-Ray scans to highlight anatomical accuracy; key features of the femur (eg. trochanter and mid-shaft) are located to help orient the audience. Furthermore, the direct quote from the surgeon handling the reparative procedure helps the audience associate the visual repair with the final illustration.

 Figure caption: The injury and repair for the left humerus for the communited fracture. Not only are the pre and post-operative illustrations and X-Rays illustrated, but also the projected complications (eg. limited range of motion and subchonral bone changes and ankylosis) are also conceptualized for the audience.

Figure caption: The injury and repair for the left humerus for the communited fracture. Not only are the pre and post-operative illustrations and X-Rays illustrated, but also the projected complications (eg. limited range of motion and subchonral bone changes and ankylosis) are also conceptualized for the audience.