Brain Pro

Brain Pro

By 3D4Medical from Elsevier

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2011-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 143.90 MB
  • Developer: 3D4Medical from Elsevier
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.6 or later.


OVERVIEW: The Brain Pro - Mac edition (Nova Series) has been designed specifically for the Mac. It is a must have app for anyone studying anatomy and is aimed at students with a basic to advanced level of anatomical medical knowledge as well as medical professionals. In this Nova Series the user can manipulate the Brain on screen by rotating it laterally or vertically. The app also allows sectioned views which can be accessed by cutting the brain open with a swipe and the ability to add custom labels. The user can also change the transparency of various elements of the Brain to give phantom views which aid in identifying exact positioning. Colored schematics and an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the Brain are also available. 3-DIMENSIONAL: The Brain can be rotated by dragging the cursor across the screen or spun with a swipe. The user can also zoom in or out by 'double clicking' on the mouse. Rather than just the standard anatomical views, you can now observe the location of a Brain component from different angles. PINS: The standard anatomical views are also offered as reference points. Each view can be labelled and each label has a description. INDEX: By pressing the index button the user is offered an index of the pins available. If a pin name is selected the app will take the user to that pin and label it. SECTIONED VIEWS: Transverse, Coronal and Sagittal cross sections are also available again with full labeling. INTEGRATED LAYERS: The Brain model is comprised of eight different layers, from the Dura Mater down to the Thalamus. By pressing and holding on the Systems icon the user is offered an options window where the opacity of each layer can be controlled. This can offer the user different comparative or phantom views, for example - the position of the Ventricles within the Cerebrum. SETTINGS: The reference app can be further customized by using the settings button to turn on and off individual pins. This feature is as a direct result of user feedback. QUIZ: The user can test their knowledge against this interactive quiz. This is a dynamic quiz in that there are not a set list of questions but rather the app randomly selects labelled areas within the app and automatically produces a multi-choice question based around that label.



  • Great effort but falls short

    By DrJindal
    It is very detailed and shows a great amount of work went into this. It falls short of achieving its full potential for two reasons: (1) there is no freely rotating 360 view (2) a selected pin does not stay highlighted when switchign views. To go from 2 to 5 stars, all it really needs is to add these two features.
  • Not intuitive

    By Vrchiro
    Found it difficult to study with. Fumbled around with it’s controls to find what i was looking for. For example I tried to type search for substantia nigra which produced no findings.
  • The opposite of what I wanted

    By MTHuber
    I’m a med student who was looking for a good 3D resource for our neuroscience course. Essential Anatomy doesn’t give you much more than the basics for the brain, so I was hoping BrainPro would be good. Big mistake. It’s horribly difficult to navigate, doesn’t have a moving cross-section feature (that I can find, at least), and it’s all in a window that’s the size of an iphone. Essential Anatomy is fantastic, and I was hoping that this would be EA for the brain, but I’d be better off Google Imaging “Brain” EDIT: About a month after I wrote my first review, I tried the app again. Maybe it would be more helpful this time? Absolutely not. I can’t emphasize enough how user unfriendly it is. You can’t see any views except the standard ones (superior, inferior, and the side views), and THEY DON’T HAVE ANY ADVANCED STRUCTURES. Want to see the parietal lobe? Great. Want to see where the globose nucleus is? Too bad.
  • inaccurate!

    By rpfannl
    I expressed my concerns to the developers previously, but was kindly ignored I am a neuropathologist and see human brains all the time! These are not accurate drawings, particularly of the basal ganglia. If you are into high school anatomy, ok, but if you are serious about neuroanatomy look for something else.
  • Its Good, But...

    By yuggi meka
    The app itself is really good, but the attention to detail is lacking, it needs inclusion of sagital sections of the brain, and may be the pathways of the cranial nerves...
  • Good data, navigation could be greatly improved

    By DeepBlueBoston
    The data and the accuracy, resolution and rendering of the layers are great. One of the best I could find. It could be nice if i could really navigate inside the 3D model at any angle, instead of jumping between fixed views. Also, I would like to see the pins anchored to the anatomy as I rotate the image, instead of disappearing. It would be great to see the necessary improvements (right now seems just a basic porting from the iPad to the Mac). Keep up with the good work.
  • helpful!

    By neuroanatomy educatoin
    This app is excellent! So helpful for studying for my neuroanatomy exam
  • Best Brain anatomy app

    By Vikiii!!!
    This has been one of the best brain anatomy app i have ever come across. I am working as a Neuroscience researcher at UC Berkeley, Working in the field of neuroscience, i would highly recommend fellow scientist to use this app.
  • Junk - a sloppy port of the (not great) iPhone app

    By tonystella
    This is literaly the iPhone app dumped onto the mac. It looks as if you're running the software in an iPhone emulator. I have to imagine they used some software kit to avoid having to actually write a new piece of software. You can tell there's no great effort put into this. The underlying information and anatomy is good, but the user interface, windows, display, navigation - they all are terrible. Save the money and avoid this port until they actually take the time to write software for a computer.
  • awesome 3d app

    By Simon S. L.
    This app is good for reviewing the anatomy of the brain. You can view it and its components in several different views, such as anterior, posterior, superior, inferior, etc.