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FAQ's

How long does the VIVIT dissection last?

The post mortem experience is 5 hours long, split into 2 parts.

How many people can participate in one VIVIT dissection?

There is 150 tickets available for each session. This is a comfortable number that can engage with the experience given the AV equipment installed.

Is the anatomy human?

No. The anatomy is of swine origin. Identical in size and structure -once harvested the samples are moved into VIVIT. VIVIT is a life size synthetic cadaver which is dissected for the audience to teach the structure and function of the human body.

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THE VIVIT EXPERIENCE

A live human body dissection experience offering front row seats to the hidden world of all things post mortem where you get to play the pathologist.

This once in a lifetime experience gives you access to nationally acclaimed clinical experts, doctors and PhD researchers at the cutting edge of anatomy and physiology. Live at our events we peel back the skin and using real specimens you'll embark on solving the mystery behind the mortality of our John Doe.

Our team of award winning experts undertake hundreds of cadaveric dissections annually and really are international experts in technical dissection showcasing the best of human anatomy and physiology. 

"Sam & his team give a very polished experience, they clearly know their anatomy which allows them to be very informative and are able to engage an audience"

Talent Bank, Swansea University Medical School

What happens during the procedure?

The cranial cavity is opened to reveal the inner structures of the head including the cranium regions, meaning membranes (dura/arachnoid/pia) crista galli and various foramen. 

The nasal cavity and neck area is explored to examine the pharynx, larynx and trachea along with the fascia and compartments of the neck, the cranial nerves including the facial nerve/mastoid process

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The thoracic cavity is opened to reveal the mediastinum and pleural cavities along with the ribcage and sternum. 

The heart is isolated and removed to examine the greater blood vessels comparing the structure of the veins and arteries, the chambers, valves and electrical conduction system of the heart are demonstrated

The lungs and pleural (visceral/parietal) membranes are removed along with the trachea and the diaphragm, the structures crucial for gaseous exchange are demonstrated along with the wider structures that assist with ventilation.

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The vertebral cavity is opened and the spinal cord removed to observe the vertebral bodies along with the spinal cord.

The abdominal-pelvic cavity is opened and the digestive tract is removed to examine the structure and function of the stomach, liver & gall bladder, pancreas, duodenum, jejunum, ilium, colon, rectum and anus along with the greater and lesser omentum and peritoneum.

All of our presenters are medics and clinical anatomists who undertake dozens of cadaveric dissections every year!

"With access to our cadaveric image bank students at all levels will see pathology like never before.

Whether you attend an event organised by your education institution or a public event, we're confident you'll be inspired, leaving with an in-depth and unprecidented understanding of what lies beneath your skin."

Samuel Piri

Human Anatomist

Our team of anatomists and clinicians have trained at leading universities and deliver The VIVIT Experience within some of the UK's most prestigious institutions.

 

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