SPL Liver Atlas

SPL Liver Atlas

Launch SPL Liver Atlas

Derived from a clinical quality CT scan, this SPL Liver Atlas features the liver, liver vasculature, other large vessels, and abdominal organs.


The Liver Atlas is a joint project between the Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center and the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The project was initiated by Dr. Kitt Shaffer, Vice-Chair for Education in Radiology at BMC, and Dr. Sonia Pujol, Director of 3D Slicer Training & Education. The atlas was derived from a computed tomography (CT) scan, using semi-automated image segmentation and three-dimensional reconstruction techniques. The data set consists of the original CT scan, a set of detailed label maps (including liver segments), a set of three-dimensional models of the labeled anatomical structures, and an anatomical model hierarchy.


  • Jakab M. (SPL)
  • Pujol S. (SPL)
  • Shaffer K. (BMC)
  • Kikinis R. (SPL)


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

  • BMC: Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Other contributors

  • Matthew D’Artista
  • Alex Kikinis
  • Tobias Penzkofer

Release date

February 2014


atlas, liver, abdomen, CT

Sponsors and funding

  • This project is funded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) through the RSNA/AUR/APDR/SCARD Radiology Educational Research Development Award of Dr. Kitt Shaffer.

  • 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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