The Open Anatomy Project is an ambitious project to fundamentally change the anatomy atlas through open data
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What is Open Anatomy?
What is the Open Anatomy Project? The Open Anatomy Project is a research and educational project designed to make medical information stored as anatomy atlases widely available. It was developed at the Surgical Planning Lab in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. It is based on the research activities of hundreds of medical researchers and scientists, as well as the open source developments of a large distributed community.
What is an anatomy atlas? For most people, an anatomy atlas is an illustrated textbook of anatomy with labeled organs, systems, and structures. We broaden this definition to refer to any annotated spatial description of anatomical structures. In fact, atlases don’t need to be anatomical.