META BIOMEDICAL CG LIBRARY
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
For questions not provided below, please e-mail us. (Revised on 7/22/2006)
|Q1. Do you offer free rental available?|
|A1. Regrettably, free
rental of the LIBRARY is not available. In regard to the Images with
the written characters SAMPLE, the use is permitted only for the purpose
of introduction evaluation. For details, please read the End-user
|Q2. Can an individual rent the Images?|
| A2. Regrettably, we
do not rent to individuals. We limit the rental to institutions/institutes,
corporations, and organizations. When you make an rental application,
please do so as a member of the organization you belong to.
|Q3. What were used to create the Images of the LIBRARY?|
A3. For the creation of the Images of the LIBRARY, particular personal data were not used. They were created by our biomedical CG creator with knowledge by applying all of 3D computer graphic and multi-media technologies. The Images have organized anatomical information as well as an esthetic appeal. Since a model-based approach was used to express the Images, please note that some parts of Images differ from the actual human anatomy.
The original 3D models have been built up and hand-made by the specialized
biomedical CG creator taking 20 years. Modifications are constantly
being made through the practical anatomy and studies of various data
and materials such as CT, MRI, and plastinated specimens. Modifications
are also continuously made with the guidance of users and including
|Q4. Are the Images of the LIBRARY academically correct?|
| A4. The Images of
the LIBRARY are produced as anatomical models with the guidance of our
editorial supervisor. However, we never fail to ask the users before
use to acknowledge the following:
The expressions of parts to be emphasized or omitted may depend on the intended use and thereby it may be generally difficult to say that the relevant materials are "correct" or "wrong."
For the theory that was regarded as being correct at the time of
production, its mechanism may be newly elucidated a few years later.
In this case, the rental will be made upon modifications.
|Q5. Can all image materials be viewed on this website?|
| A5. The Images posted
on this website are a part of the LIBRARY. For the content of unposted
Images, please inquire by e-mail.
Unposted Images include the following:
The delivery format are compatible with still image/moving image
materials for videos and high-resolution materials for print. Interactive
multimedia materials for Web3D are also available.
|Q6. The Images carry names of the body parts and description text. Are there any Images that do not have written characters?|
| A6. The Images without
written characters are also available. The Images posted on this website
are the ones with description text and written characters organized
for elementary school, junior high school, and senior high school students.
It is possible to add, on demand, professional explanation for healthcare
|Q7. There are "rotation" and "MOVIE Material." What do they mean?|
| A7. In addition to
still images of Samples, some of the moving image materials were extracted
for still images and are posted on the website.
The Images with "MOVIE Material" were originally the materials of moving images. You can confirm the content of the moving image by multiple still images extracted.
The Images with "rotation" are designed to facilitate the understanding of three dimensions by looking at eight still images of different angles. Please click the "rotation" on the website and rotate and view the images.
These Images can be converted to still images, video materials, or
interactive materials depending on the intended use, and those converted
can be rented accordingly.
|Q8. Please let me know what the users of the LIBRARY are and use examples.|
| A8. The
Images of the LIBRARY have been used by many organizations including National Cancer Center, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, National Institute of Genetics, National Museum of Nature and Science-Tokyo, Foundation for Promotion of Medical Training, Japan Health Promotion & Fitness Foundation, Center for Education Computing, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Science Museum-Tokyo, Science Museums throughout Japan, Yamanashi Medical University, Tokyo University, Sapporo Medical University, The Japan Medical Association, all sorts of academic societies, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, publishing companies.
Use examples include information services on website, educational
services via the intra-net, print materials for publication, video
packages/CD-ROM materials, education for healthcare professionals,
informed concept, exhibitions and events, educational materials of
science and biology for elementary schools, junior high schools, and
senior high schools, and presentation materials for academic meetings.
|Q9. Is your company engaged in production work in addition to the LIBRARY rental business?|
|A9. We also engaged
in production work; mainly content creation based on the existing LIBRARY
data. So, we can structure contents using professional knowledge, so
that we can reduce time for the creation.
In addition, we can offer you proposals for most appropriate content according to your budget for any media approach, build-up of information services that use web server, website creation, CD-ROM creation, and print media production.
|Q10. Is it possible to rent the Images for sales promotion of health food products?|
| A10. We do not rent
the Images for sales promotion of health food products. We do not rent
the Images for the following cases including sales promotion of health
|Q11. Please let me know the use charges?|
| A11. As we are now
reviewing the prices and conditions for use, please inquire