Top 30 Free And Essential Anatomy and Radio-Anatomy Android Apps for Medical Students and Doctors

Human Anatomy is a basic element for medical education curriculum. It's part of the basic sciences that every med student should study, such as human physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, histology, pathology, pharmacology and of course anatomy.

Anatomy (ana- = "up", tom = "to cut") is a study of body structure,  it focuses on studying body structures, describe forms, level, relations and positions. There are 78 organs in the human body, five are considered vital for survivals which are: heart, brain, kidneys, liver and lungs.

Organs are classified into systems which are integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary and reproductive systems.

I am interested in Anatomy even before I get into med school, often take out anatomy atlases from my father's library just to spend hours looking into them as a kid.

In med school I was chasing digital interactive anatomy atlases software since 2001, which was difficult and expensive pursuit back then. Fortunately, nowadays we have dozens for free on our small tiny pocket computers that we call mobile phones.

In this article, we list the best anatomy application for Android devices, hoping it'll help medical students to choose the best ones.

Essential Anatomy and Radio-Anatomy Android Applications

1- Anatomy Learning - 3D Anatomy Atlas

Probably this is the most downloaded and used anatomy app for Android devices. It contains 3D models for all human organs that classified systemically. It supports a dozen of languages which include English, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

The app features navigation options, zooming, removing structures to reveal anatomical structures and male/ female reproductive systems. It works very well on Android phones and tablets with different sizes.

  • Ads: no ads
  • Offers in-app purchases
  • Reviews: > 87.000, mainly positive reviews.
  • Rates: 4.3
  • Download
2- Complete Anatomy ‘21 - 3D Human Body Atlas

The second app on our list, is similar to the first one with two more advantages which are: Radiology Atlas and Chromebook support.

However, we should mention it's not completely free as it requires registration after a trial period (3 days). Registered users gain access to more than 1500 video, anatomy courses by anatomy professors, microscopic anatomy models and real-time simulation.

  • Ads: no ads
  • Requires registration
  • Offers in-app purchases
  • Download

3- Human Anatomy Atlas 2021: Complete 3D Human Body

This is an award-winning human anatomy app for medical students and artists. It has more than 10.000 3D anatomical models with multi-language descriptions in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and simplified Chinese.

It also features an interactive notepad with drawing tools and ability to save and retrieve the recorded notes or share them.

  • Ads: no ads
  • Offers in-app purchases
  • Requires registration to review and use some functionalities.
  • Rates: 4.7
  • Reviews: 7,126 total
  • Download (100,000+)
4- Skeleton | 3D Anatomy

This is the first organ-specific anatomy app, it focuses on human skeleton with high quality (up to 4k) 3D models and a rich 3D navigation tool set that support multi touch screens and gestures.

The Skeleton app features also multi-language support (11 languages: German, Italian, English, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and more).

This app is good for medical students, general surgeons, radiologists, orthopedic and plastic surgeons.

  • Ads: has ads
  • Offers in-app purchases
  • Rates: 4.1
  • Reviews: > 3,000
  • Download (500,000+)

5- Anatomy and Physiology

An amazing application that combine physiology with anatomy, and no ads as well. It may look like a handbook that compressed as an android app, but we really like it atmedevel.com. It comes with full features and compatible with old Android devices (Not too old though).

This nifty app features a systematic approach to anatomy and physiology together. It's also a lightweight app (less than 10 megabytes).

  • Ads: has ads
  • No in-app purchases
  • Rates: 4.5
  • Reviews: > 460
  • Download (100,000+)

6- Anatomy & Physiology

The second app in this list that offers both anatomy and physiology together in an organized structured manner. Unlike the previous app, this one comes with extensive study tools with a practice manager and gamified system for students.

It also contains lessons, quizzes, practice questions, flashcards and several glossaries.

We highly recommend this app for students, especially because, extending it is very cheap comparing to other similar apps.

  • Ads: has ads
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Rates: 4.4
  • Reviews: > 840
  • Download (100,000+)

7- Internal Organs in 3D (Anatomy)

Internal Organs in 3D (Anatomy)
Internal Organs in 3D (Anatomy)

This app focuses on internal organs with highly structured approach with  quite super detailed 3D models.  It also features 3D navigation to browse the models and detailed descriptions.  Screenshots and separation of male/ female reproductive organs are core features of this cool app.

It supports 4 languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Please note that you require advanced hardware and Android device specification to use this app with minimal 1GHz processor, 1 GB RAM and HD screen. It works smoothly on Samsung tablets.

  • Ads: has ads
  • NO in-app purchases
  • Rates: 4.4
  • Reviews: > 38,600
  • Download (5,000,000+)

8- Visual Anatomy 3D | Human

8- Visual Anatomy 3D | Human
8- Visual Anatomy 3D | Human

Yet another cool app, Visual Anatomy 3D is completely without any annoying ads as it extends its functionality through in-app purchase. It's an interactive visual anatomy app for medical and human biology students.

It does not have high rating like the other mentioned apps, but it has very cool features which include note-taking, complete Wikipedia support, advanced search, landscape and portrait mode support, quality settings, drawing tools, screenshot options and save/ load states (which we really like).

We have to state here, It's 100Mb app, and It didn't receive any update since 2016. But it works well on new Android versions.

9- Anatomyka Skeleton

9- Anatomyka Skeleton
9- Anatomyka Skeleton

This fairly new app  is a specific-purpose anatomy app that focus on human skeleton with interactive 3D models (> 4000 parts).  With descriptions, clinical notes and clinical information.

It offers color management tools which aid students with interactive learning mode, a rich 3D navigation tools within a user-friendly interface (Zoom, rotate, scale, isolate, colorize, select, hide and fade structures), Advanced selection options and a powerful search functionality.

Anatomyka Skeleton supports tablets with full-screen view, we highly recommend it for medical student as well as surgeons.

  • Contains Ads
  • Offers in-app purchases
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Reviews: 65
  • Released: August 26, 2020
  • Download

10- Atlas of Human Anatomy

A lightweight book-alike app for human anatomy, that can work completely offline. It can perform as a guide for medical students but it's not that fancy like other apps in this list. However, We included it here for its value as it's completely free.

11- Muscle Anatomy Pro.

Muscle Anatomy Pro is designed to allow 3D 360-degree camera navigation for hundreds of highly realistic 3D anatomical models.  It features a user-friendly interface, X-Ray mode, animation mode and advanced selection mode.

12- My Organs Anatomy

12- My Organs Anatomy
12- My Organs Anatomy

This is yet another free systematic anatomy application. It contains Ads and offers in-app purchases. [download]

13- My Eye Anatomy

My Eye Anatomy
My Eye Anatomy

Another organ-specific anatomy app for eye anatomy provided by Visual 3D Science which made several organ-specific apps.  [download].


14- Dental Anatomy Pro.

Dental Anatomy Pro.
Dental Anatomy Pro.

Dental Anatomy Pro is made for medical and dental students. It's also provided by Visual 3D Science company. It offers in-app purchases and contains ads. [download].

15- Human Anatomy MCQs

15- Human Anatomy MCQs
Human Anatomy MCQs

If you are a medical student you should have this amazing app, it contains 1000 solved human anatomy questions (MCQs). It's completely free but contain ads. [download]


16- CT Scan Cross Sectional Anatomy

CT Scan Cross Sectional Anatomy
CT Scan Cross Sectional Anatomy

A highly rated app for clinical doctors and clinical medical students. It's completely free but contain ads. [download]


17 - Muscle Anatomy Reference Guide

An advanced anatomy guide for medical students. I consider it an anatomy textbook compressed in app style. It's highly rated and has many positive reviews from its users. [download]


18- Atlas of MRI Brain Anatomy

Atlas of MRI Brain Anatomy
Atlas of MRI Brain Anatomy

This is an advanced specific atlas/ guide for MRI neuroanatomy. It's a recommended application for doctors, medical students, neurosciences researchers and neurosurgeons.

This is the only paid application on this list, simply because it does not have any valid free competitor.


19- Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy

A well classified human anatomy application with a user-friendly interface, 360 navigation and realistic 3D models with full tablet support. [download].


20 - Neuroanatomy - SecondLook

Neuroanatomy - SecondLook
Neuroanatomy - SecondLook

Another yet textbook with application presentation that promote friendly user-interface, search, rich topic sets,  diagram and realistic images. It's completely free without Ads and in-app purchase. It works well with tablets and mobiles. [download]

21- Complete Anatomy ‘21 - 3D Human Body Atlas

Complete Anatomy ‘21 - 3D Human Body Atlas
Complete Anatomy ‘21 - 3D Human Body Atlas

A 3D anatomy atlas that is preferred with medical students around the world as it works on almost all current active android phones with low resources and rich features list. Moreover, it's frequently updated and maintained by its authors.

The application does not have any advertisements but it includes in-app purchases.

[download].

22- Clinical Anatomy free

Clinical Anatomy free
Clinical Anatomy free

This is yet another book in an application format. It focuses on the clinical anatomy for all body parts which is beneficial for medical students in their clinical classes. [download].


23-  3D Skull Atlas

3D Skull Atlas
3D Skull Atlas

A skull focused anatomy atlas with high detailed HD 3D models, different visualization mode, anatomical details, over than 1500 labels and descriptions, color mode, descriptions and full interactive 3D navigation.

This application is highly rated by users and it does not contain ads or in-app purchases. [download].

24- RadioAnatomy

The RadioAnatomy app is an essential application for radiologists. It's completely free but contains ads. [download]


25- Atlas of CT Anatomy

Another app for radiologists that contains a CT scans for all human body, classified with a simple user-interface.

A computed tomography (CT) scan can create cross-sectional images of any part of the body using special X-rays and a computer.


26- Imaging Anatomy - CT MRI XR US

Imaging Anatomy - CT MRI XR US
Imaging Anatomy - CT MRI XR US

This app is not just an atlas for radio-anatomy, it mimics the radiological PACS workstation which helps new radiologists to learn and train.

It has a full support for Android tablets with high resolution. It also supports 3D volume rendering. It's Ads-free application and works with full features without in-app purchace.

27- Oral Radiology - SecondLook

Oral Radiology - SecondLook
Oral Radiology - SecondLook

Another book in app format for human oral radiology by the University of Michigan. It's completely free without any Ads. It's aimed for dental students, medical students and clinicians.

This app covers the following topics: Radiographic Anatomy (on Periapical & Bitewing Radiographs); Radiographic Anatomy (on Panoramic Radiographs); Image Quality and Common Errors; Radiographic Interpretation; Radiographic Anomalies; Buccal Object Rule (BOR); Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT); Pediatric Radiology; and Presentations of Oral Pathologies (including inflammatory lesions, cyst and cyst- like lesions, benign tumors of the jaws, malignant diseases, bone and systemic diseases).


28- Anatomy and Radiographic Projections

A free app for anatomy and radiographic projects as its name suggests. It covers all parts of the human bodies with navigation options for each part.

It's free as stated above, but contain ads.

29- Radiological Anatomy For FRCR1

This application contains 500+ image specifically for FRCR part 1 radiology candidates and radiologists in general. The images are from multiple modalities as Radiographs, X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultras-cans and fluoroscopy.

It's paid application but it does not cost much.

30- MRI Viewer

MRI Viewer
MRI Viewer

MRI Viewer is an MRI-specific atlas for the brain, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, the abdomen, the pelvis (female), and prostate. It's completely free but doe contain Ads. [download]


To sum-up

As noted above we have listed the best anatomy Android app for medical students and clinical doctors. If you know any other apps that should be listed in this post, please send us a message.


Resources

  1. Anatomy in LibreTexts
  2. Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash






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