What is EBA?

Evidence-Based Anatomy (EBA) aims to apply the evidence-based principles and techniques commonly used in other medical sciences to the field of anatomy. EBA consists of two main metholdological approaches: 1. conducting well-designed, well-conducted, and well-reported original research projects to provide high-quality anatomical data, and, 2. conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses in which data from multiple studies are pooled and statistically reanalyzed with the new larger sample size to synthesize high-level evidence-based anatomical dataThis enables a more accurate representation of population estimates, thus enhancing the current anatomical knowledge and its epidemiological characteristics.

The knowledge obtained from EBA improves our understanding of clinical anatomy, which in turn has major implications for clinical practice. These include reductions of risks of iatrogenic injuries during surgical procedures, improvements in accuracy of diagnostic studies, and reinforced opportunities to explore the connections between anatomy and pathology. Furthermore, through EBA, we are able to discover anatomical characteristics of the human body that still require basic exploration and laboratory studies. We strongly feel EBA is the future of anatomy and that it will be a major contributor in the preservation of anatomical sciences as one of the cornerstones of medicine for future generations.




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