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Neuroinformatics. 2014 Apr;12(2):245-59. doi: 10.1007/s12021-013-9202-5.

Faceted visualization of three dimensional neuroanatomy by combining ontology with faceted search.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, veerarah@mskcc.org.

Abstract

In this work, we present a faceted-search based approach for visualization of anatomy by combining a three dimensional digital atlas with an anatomy ontology. Specifically, our approach provides a drill-down search interface that exposes the relevant pieces of information (obtained by searching the ontology) for a user query. Hence, the user can produce visualizations starting with minimally specified queries. Furthermore, by automatically translating the user queries into the controlled terminology our approach eliminates the need for the user to use controlled terminology. We demonstrate the scalability of our approach using an abdominal atlas and the same ontology. We implemented our visualization tool on the opensource 3D Slicer software. We present results of our visualization approach by combining a modified Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) ontology with the Surgical Planning Laboratory (SPL) Brain 3D digital atlas, and geometric models specific to patients computed using the SPL brain tumor dataset.

PMID:
24006207
PMCID:
PMC3943828
DOI:
10.1007/s12021-013-9202-5
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