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The Open Anatomy Browser: A Collaborative Web-Based Viewer for Interoperable Anatomy Atlases

Institution:
Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Publication Date:
Mar-2017
Journal:
Front Neuroinform
Volume Number:
11
Pages:
22
Citation:
Front Neuroinform. 2017 Mar 27;11:22
PubMed ID:
28396633
PMCID:
PMC5366788
Keywords:
WebGL, anatomy atlases, collaborative software, format standardization, open data, open-source software, visualization
Appears in Collections:
SPL, NAC, NCIGT
Sponsors:
P41 EB015902/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
P41 EB015898/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
U24 CA180918/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
Generated Citation:
Halle M., Demeusy V., Kikinis R. The Open Anatomy Browser: A Collaborative Web-Based Viewer for Interoperable Anatomy Atlases. Front Neuroinform. 2017 Mar 27;11:22 PMID: 28396633. PMCID: PMC5366788.
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The Open Anatomy Browser (OABrowser) is an open source, web-based, zero-installation anatomy atlas viewer based on current web browser technologies and evolving anatomy atlas interoperability standards. OABrowser displays three-dimensional anatomical models, image cross-sections of labeled structures and source radiological imaging, and a text-based hierarchy of structures. The viewer includes novel collaborative tools: users can save bookmarks of atlas views for later access and exchange those bookmarks with other users, and dynamic shared views allow groups of users can participate in a collaborative interactive atlas viewing session. We have published several anatomy atlases (an MRI-derived brain atlas and atlases of other parts of the anatomy) to demonstrate OABrowser's functionality. The atlas source data, processing tools, and the source for OABrowser are freely available through GitHub and are distributed under a liberal open source license.

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