Primal Pictures

3D Human Anatomy as You Have Never Seen it Before


Primal Pictures resources are the world’s most medically accurate and detailed 3D graphic renderings of human anatomy. With benchmark anatomy, physiology, and clinical content, Primal Pictures is widely accepted as the best in class and used by thousands of health science educators, students and practitioners worldwide to teach, learn and practice. Settings for their product include:, the Primal Pictures 3D anatomy model, was built from CT scans of a full human skeleton. Structures such as muscles, vessels, nerves and organs were constructed using their own MRI data and cross-sectional cadaver images. All of the content within this program has been verified by qualified anatomists and by a team of external experts for each body area.

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Product Highlights

Here are just a few of our key features:

Choose the solution set that is right for you.

Primal Pictures Medical Education Solution

Primal Pictures Dental Education Solution

Primal Pictures Nursing & Midwifery Education Solution

Primal Pictures PT & Sport Science Education Solution

Primal Pictures Speech & Language Education Solution

Primal Pictures Healthcare Solution

TDS Health subscribers have the ability to create custom solutions in order to meet specific content needs. TDS Health will work with your institution to design the proper collection according to your size, fields of study and desired content, to ensure your institution is receiving the resources it needs. If one of our comprehensive packages doesn’t already meet your needs, pick and choose from the offerings below:

Anatomy PALMs

Primal Pictures has partnered with Med Insight LT, a leading learning technology company applying cutting-edge research in cognitive science to achieve breakthroughs in computer-based learning, to introduce Primal PALMs. Modules of Anatomy Learning and Assessment are powered by patented technology that reinforces comprehension and understanding of essential anatomy concepts mastered by using Primal’s market-leading 3D anatomy solutions. These learning modules are based on Med Insight LT’s Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Modules™ (PALMs) which adapts to the individual learner, accelerating pattern recognition, so students and staff can quickly master both facts and interpretations of clinically-relevant material.

Disease & Conditions

Disease & Conditions from Primal Pictures is a single source for clear and consistent normal to disease-state anatomy content. Save time, enhance comprehension, and improve learning outcomes with a library of verified content. Educators can make conditions more relatable and identifiable by providing additional context to textbook explanations.

Disease & Conditions provides healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients with consistent anatomical images in an engaging solution:


Based on Primal’s trusted anatomy model, our in-house team of anatomists and network of experts have reviewed and verified full accuracy of each clinical content.


Using Primal’s existing content as a base maintains seamless continuity between normal and abnormal anatomy.


Promotes productive doctor-patient exchange using graphics that deliver information clearly without being shocking or scary.

End-to-End Solution

Accessible and fully searchable via, providing a complete solution via one single, easy-to-use interface.

Mixed Media Approach

Combines custom images and animations with videos bringing together normal, abnormal and clinical anatomy in detail. Each condition includes up to four videos: Condition Overview, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Increase comprehension, engagement, and enthusiasm for learning with Primal Virtual Reality (VR), a fully immersive, interactive, and engaging virtual environment for teaching and learning human anatomy. Primal VR marries Primal Pictures’ best-in-class 3D human anatomy model with cutting-edge virtual reality technology supplied by their partner Curiious. Primal VR provides an unforgettable teaching and learning experience for both educators and students.

Interact with human anatomy in a completely new way with Primal VR. Walk 360 degrees around the model and select, scale, and rotate each structure for a fully immersive experience that raises the understanding of anatomy while also increasing spatial awareness. Highlight individual structures to hear pronunciation and explore detailed contextual information. Boost assessment outcomes with a new way of learning that ignites excitement, and enthusiasm, and aids retention and recall.

Key Benefits and Features:

General Requirements: (except as noted)

Browsers: - 64 Bit Versions Recommended
  • Chrome (v56b or newer)
  • Firefox (v51 or newer)
  • Microsoft Edge (v79 or newer)
  • Safari (v15 or newer)

Operating systems:
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 or newer
  • Mac OS X 10 or newer

  • 8 GB RAM Minimum recommended

Video Card
  • Required: Intel core i3/i5 or i7 9th gen or newer or AMD Ryzen Zen core or newer
  • Optional: Dedicated video card with 64+ MB on-board RAM (for Real-time products only but not required)

  • Recommended: 30 Mbps download

iPhone/iPad - General

  • Operating System: iOS 11.3 or later, iOS 14 or newer recommended
  • Processor: Apple A7 processors or better
  • Devices: The following devices are supported:
        • iPhone 5S or better (certain products only)
        • iPad Air or better
        • iPad Mini 2 or better

For augmented reality features

  • Processor: Apple A9 or better
  • Storage: 1.5 GB (for Real-Time products only)
  • Browsers: Safari / Chrome
  • Network: Internet connectivity required for accessing products
  • Devices: The following devices are supported:
        • iPhone 6S or better
        • iPhone SE
        • iPad Pro or better
        • iPad (5th generation)


  • Operating System: Android 5 or newer
  • Storage: 785 MB (for Real-Time products only)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Browsers: Chrome
  • Network: Internet connectivity required for accessing products
  • Augmented Reality (AR) features for Android REQUIRE phones that support AR Core from Google (installed via Google Play store)
  • Quiz app requires Android 9 or newer

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Yes, Primal's 3D Atlas of Human Anatomy, 3D Real-time (all titles, excluding Whole Body), 3D Human Anatomy and Physiology, 3D Human Functional Anatomy, 3D Human Anatomy for Dentistry and 3D Human Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology products are all compatible with iPad and iPad mini. We will soon have all of our other leading products available on this platform.
Yes, Primal's 3D Atlas of Human Anatomy, 3D Real-time (all titles, excluding Whole Body), 3D Human Anatomy and Physiology, 3D Human Functional Anatomy, 3D Human Anatomy for Dentistry and 3D Human Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology products are all compatible with Android tablets. We will soon have all of our other leading products available on this platform.
This change has been prompted by all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari etc) making the decision to discontinue the support of Flash. Flash underpins the current modules found in the Quizzes & Activities tab.
We’ll be moving all of our existing Quizzes & Activities into a Legacy Quizzes & Activities tab in the Titles section of where you will be able to access these modules as normal up until the browsers no longer support Flash. This move is intended to partition away modules that will cease to work due to the incoming changes with the way browsers handle Flash.
Although the Quizzes & Activities can be accessed until the end of December 2020, we’ll be launching a improved replacement quiz very soon that is not underpinned by Flash. It is intended to replace all our regional Flash-based quizzes and the Functional Anatomy quiz module. It will be available in a new Quizzing tab in the Titles section of so it is right at the forefront of your experience.
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