Volumetric Data & Visualization Gateway


The University of Michigan Visible Human Project. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is collaborating with Dr. Brian Athey and his team at the University of Michigan to provide high-speed NGI access to the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human data for use in anatomy classrooms. In this setting, groups of anatomy students will simultaneously refer to different parts of the Visible Human data to help with their studies of actual cadaver anatomy. The actual Visible Human data capture was done by Vic Spitzer and his team at the University of Colorado's Center for Human Simulation.

Click here to see how the Visible Human project uses the Volume Browser.


Duke University's Center for In Vivo Microscopy.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is collaborating with Dr. G. Allan Johnson and his team at the The Center for In Vivo Microscopy at Duke University to persue morphologic phenotyping and four dimensional (3D time series) display. Morphologic phenotyping takes images from several individuals and aligns them around a critical area for comparison to observe any shape differences of genetic effects. The datasets are MRM (Magnetic Resonance Microscopy) images for the Visible Mouse Project.


Contract #: N01-LM-0-3511

Contract Name: Next Generation Internet (NGI) Implementation to Serve Visible Human Datasets Phase II - Development of Test Beds

Contract Dates:11/22/99 to 11/21/2002

This work was done at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as a subcontract to the University of Michigan NGI project lead by Dr. Brian Athey.


Additional support for the development of collaborative features provided by the PSC Volume browser comes from NIH NCRR grant P41 RR06009 to the PSC Biomedical Initiative.

NRBSC Gateways

Microphysiology Gateway image.

Volumetric Data and Viz Gateway Analysis.

Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics Simulation Gateway.

NRBSC projects are made possible by these sponsors:

NIH logo. Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center logo. NCRR logo.