SPL Knee Atlas

SPL Knee Atlas

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The SPL Knee atlas is a MRI derived atlas of the human knee, showing muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, fat, blood vessels, cartilage, meniscus, and nerves.


The atlas was derived from a MRI scan, using semi-automated image segmentation and three-dimensional reconstruction techniques. The current version consists of the original MRI scan, a set of detailed label maps, and a three-dimensional models of the labeled anatomical structures.


  • Jen Richolt (SPL)
  • Marianna Jakab (SPL)
  • Ron Kikinis (SPL)


  • SPL: Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Release date

September 2015


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Sponsors and funding

  • P41 RR013218/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
  • P41 EB015902/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS/United States
  • This work is funded as part of the Neuroimaging Analysis Center, grant number P41 RR013218, by the NIH’s National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) grant number P41 EB015902, by the NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Google Faculty Research Award.


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