Few people realize the time and effort involved in producing an effective trial medical illustration. While doctors and medical professionals can look at a detailed medical illustration and garner copious amounts of information, this is not the case with laypersons. There needs to be an extra level of depth and clarity to trial medical illustrations in order to effectively communicate information to the jury.
So what are the qualities of an effective Pittsburgh medical illustration?
- Clearly communicates the client’s message
- Interprets complex relationships in 3D space and/or time
- Accurately portrays the biomedical content
- Is well drafted, rendered and designed
What is a Medical Illustrator and What Can They Do for My Case?
A medical illustrator is a professional artist who has extensive training in medicine, science, communication and media technology. As visualization experts, medical illustrators create images that are compelling, memorable, and easy to understand. Their scientific and medical knowledge allows them to grasp complex information and communicate it to the audience as a visual narrative that is accurate, educational and engaging.
Pittsburgh medical illustrators review medical records, depositions, and medical imaging then turn them into easily understood images for trial. Medical illustrations are one of the best investments you can make in your case. By simplifying and/or clarifying the mechanism of injury, or helping a layperson understand what is happening in an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, medical illustrations can result in higher settlements or increased valuations.
Why Aren’t Textbook Images Enough?
You may think that showing images from an anatomy book are a cost-saving solution, but these images were never intended for laypersons with no background in anatomy. Additionally, it is highly unlikely that you will find the exact image necessary for your case. A custom Pittsburgh medical illustration, designed specifically for your case, will highlight the exact information you wish to communicate.
The Problem with Medical Imaging
Just like textbook images, x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs are great for physicians and technicians who know what they are looking at it, but they can be very confusing to the untrained eye. Precise’s certified medical illustrations (such as the image below) provide understandable interpretations of medical films.
Expert Pittsburgh Medical Illustrations from Precise
A medical illustration is more than just an illustration: it is a powerful tool in your trial presentation arsenal. It can maximize the value of your case, enhance settlement negotiations, and increase the effectiveness of expert medical testimony.