An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

An Illustrated Ovarian Transposition: Oophoropexy

I created this surgical illustration series on the oophoropexy, or ovarian transposition. This is a surgery in which a woman's ovary is moved to a different part of her abdomen so that radiation can be safely performed. Later in her life, the surgeon may move the ovary back to its proper position, giving the woman a better chance to become pregnant. Read More »

A Line to my Heart: My Career and Life as a Medical Illustrator

A Line to my Heart: My Career and Life as a Medical Illustrator

As a student medical illustrator, I knew what I wanted to learn. I wanted to wrap my mind around the science and the drawing skills I would require in the future. I already had an undergraduate degree in zoology, and our courses in the Division of Biomedical Communications were to be shared with the medical students at the University of Toronto, so science was heavily on my mind. Read More »

The Light Spindle

The Light Spindle

The Power of Light as a force in Medical Illustration or any Illustration Written & Illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Do you recall your first discovery of light when you were a child? What an alluring beauty that intangible phantom presents for babies at a certain age. I remember ... Read More »