European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 16 - Number 2
Eur J Anat, 16 (2): 91-97 (2012)

Development of anatomical and radiological digital brain maps

Juan A. Juanes1, Pablo Ruisoto1, José M. Riesco1, Alberto Prats2

1Dpto. Anatomía e Histología Humanas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain 2Dpto. Anatomía y Embriología Humana, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain

ABSTRACT The main goal of this study was to develop a tool to manage digital maps of the brain and information related to specific regions in the brain. This tool integrates 3D models of deep brain structures referenced in original Magnetic Resonance and Visible Human Project cross-sections with anatomical, functional, pathological and surgical information for any specific brain region. Digital brain maps and related information were selectively displayed using an intuitive user-friendly interface. The implications of its use as a resource for a wide range of disciplines in neurosciences are discussed.

Keywords: Digital map, Human brain, Database, Software

European Journal of anatomy
ISSN 2340-311X (Online)