Axis Scientific introduces this deluxe unisex torso, a truly exceptional anatomical model. Designed with study in mind, this torso features 18 removable parts, allowing an up close study of many of the unique components of the body at once. Perfect for medical education, the torso is priced to own, making him a splendid addition to your studies or patient education.
Taking it from the top, the torso begins with a 3 part head which can be removed easily from the body of the torso. Half of the brain can then be removed from the head, revealing a clear view of the inside of the skull. The brain half splits into two parts, with a removable cerebellum.
Moving downward, the first removable parts are the rib cage and lung plates. These two parts are removed by simply unhooking the latch located at the base of the sternum, then pulling gently on each piece individually. Once the ribs are removed, the 2 part heart is revealed.
The liver and organs of digestion are then accessible. The liver slides out easily, followed by the 2 part stomach. The intestines and spleen are then visible, and can be removed as one. From there, the spleen can be removed, as can the transverse portion of the colon. The front portion of the intestinal tract, once detached, reveals the caecum and pancreas. The caecum can be opened, revealing the internal structure of the intestine. The appendix is visible, as well.
Beneath the GI tract organs, the bladder can also be removed. Once all of the parts have been taken out, the kidneys are also accessible. The right kidney's front section can be detached, offering a view of the internal structure.
Turning the torso around reveals an open back. Beginning with the spinal cord, the nerves and arteries of the vertebral column are displayed, as are the pia, dura, and arachnoid mater. The back also offers a removable 8th thoracic vertebra, allowing for up close study of its structure.
The torso's removable parts are:
- Head (3 parts, with 2 part brain half)
- Lungs and rib cage (2 parts)
- Heart (2 parts)
- Stomach (2 parts)
- Kidney (front plate)
- GI Tract (4 parts, including transverse colon and caecum)
- 8th thoracic vertebra
Axis Scientific provides the rare combination of detail and price, balancing the needs of today's students and educators. After all, a quality anatomical education should not break the bank! Contact our expert customer support team for advice on this and our other Axis models.
Made by Axis Scientific and backed by a 3 year warranty. Measures 34x14x9 inches. Weighs 19.5 lb.
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Q & A
Q: Can you remove the eye?
A: The eye is not completely removable, however it is connected to the head by a flexible wire so users can move the eye out of the way to see deeper areas of anatomy. Keeping the eye mounted to the model with the wire ensures it does not get lost.
Q: I noticed that the back of the model is open, is the spine removeable?
A: The complete spine is not removeable. You can remove 8th thoracic vertebra.
Q: How tall is this torso?
A: This torso is life size. It is 34 inches tall.
Q: How much assembly is required?
A: When you open the box, the entire torso will be assembled. You will need to carefully remove it from the packaging, and individually remove each organ from the torso, to remove the protective packaging from the model. It usually takes just a few minutes to get all packaging removed and to start using this torso model.
Q: Is this torso available in other skin tones?
A: Unfortunately, not at this time. This model is only available in a white/caucasian skin tone. Luckily, all human beings are the same on the inside!
Q: What is this model made of?
A: This torso is made of high-quality PVC plastic and is hand-painted.
Q: Does this model show any diseases or illnesses?
A: No, this model shows all healthy organs of an adult.
Q: How many numbers are on this model?
A: There are over 100 numbered anatomical details on this torso.
Q: How does this model stay together?
A: This model is held together with small metal pegs, magnets and hooks.
Warranty Period: 3 Years
Quality You Can Trust
Virtually unique among anatomical model manufacturers, Axis Scientific does not require you to send back your model for inspection before a replacement or refund is issued. You also will not pay to return a defective product or incur unnecessary additional shipping charges before you get a replacement. Axis Scientific guarantees you will get a replacement under the standard Three Year Warranty.
Medical Education, Patient Consultation, Medical Illustration
I like this model. It is different because it shows the sternum where others don't which is a nice additon to the open spine (front and back bones). It doesn't have a reproductive system, but I knew that when I bought it. For the price I would recommend.
This is really an exceptional model having this in a laboratory for teaching. It will offer student painstaking learning because it has all the torso parts. Almost all the torso parts are removable from head down to the bladder for comprehensive study. The model also has open back to reveal the spinal cord, nerves and arteries, it is removable also for closer study of the structure.
My department needed a new model to help explain the inner working of the body to the kids. After shopping around and comparing other models, I settled on this one because of the price. Even though it is cheaper than most of the other models, it does not feel cheap. Everything fits snug, but comes apart easily. The kids love taking the organs out and trying to figure how to put them back. All the teachers seem to love it too!