Archive for October, 2012

In surgical illustration we had to create a black/white illustration of a surgical procedure for a medical audience. The surgery I saw was for dialysis patients where a vascular access is prepared in order to maximize the amount of blood cleansed during dialysis treatments. There are three kinds of vascular accesses, an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), an arteriovenous graft, and an venous catheter. The one I saw was the AVF which means that the vein was attached to the artery.

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Medical Logos

For our second assignment in advanced graphic design we had to pick three branches of medicine and create a logo for each. The challenge in this assignment was to create a cohesive look between all three branches while visualizing a concept in each branch. I chose the branches of allergology (study of allergies), hematology (study of blood), and adenology (the study of glands). I decided that because all of my branches dealt with a microscopic process the structures would be simplified and the viewer would see it from a microscopic lens. The concept I illustrated from allergology is attack, hematology is flow and adenology is secretion.

 

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