2009 Summer Project Week Multimodal SPL Brain Atlas

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Key Investigators

  • BWH: Ion-Florin Talos, Michael Halle, Wendy Plesniak
  • GE: Jim Miller


To explore ways of linking the image data of the SPL multi-modal brain atlas (label maps, 3D-models) with ontological information on brain morphology and function

Approach, Plan

  • continue work on XML-based intermediate data representation that supports anatomical hierarchies and can describe arbitrary overlapping image regions
  • application integration of the new XML-based data representation (3D-Slicer)
  • discussion of automated testing for atlas segmentation
  • discussion of integration of FMA with atlas


  • met with interested users from the larger community to discuss project concepts and possible use cases
  • discussed collaboraton opportunities
  • will have followup engineering meeting with GE next week


1. Talos IF, Rubin DL, Halle M, Musen MA, Kikinis R. A prototype symbolic model of canonical functional neuroanatomy of the motor system. J Biomed Inform. 2008 Apr;41(2):251-263.

2. Rubin DL, Talos IF, Halle M, Musen MA, Kikinis R. Computational neuroanatomy: ontology-based representation of neural components and connectivity. BMC Bioinformatics 2009; 10(Suppl 2):S3.