Welcome to BodyParts3D.



  • Welcome to BodyParts3D/Anatomography.
  • BodyParts3D is an anatomical dictionary where terms are defined by 3D morphology of referents.
  • BodyParts3D serves as a kit to build custom 3D manikins.
  • We plan to define all anatomical concepts listed in Terminologia Anatomica, started from those with volumes. <link to stat>
  • Anatomography is a web application that enables users to build and publish own custom manikins.
Map examples for reuse

For repeaters



  • There are still many concepts not represented in the data.
  • There could be many ERRORS to be used as ANATOMICAL EDUCATION.
    • Some parts were made from scratch by artists or distorted to fit into the environment.
    • Segmentation into finer pieces may cause confusion in assignment of concepts.
  • Authors may publish your models at your own risk of inclusion of such errors.
  • For notion and improvement, please feed back and share the PROBLEMS YOU FIND in the data.
  • Started from the provided TWITTER function in the BodyParts CARD (right side window) The SUBJECT of the comment ( parts form or its concept label) will be recorded automatically and properly distributed.
  • Your cooperation will be truly appreciated. -- BodyParts3D team

Whats new

  • New data release: Now (April 15, 2014), peripheral nerves and cranial vessels are under inspection and concept mapping. They will be released in a month as version 5.0.
  • Old news and Notices [1]
   2012/06/21: BodyParts3D rel 4.0 downloadable as a whole from LSDB archive.
   2013/05/16: BodyParts3D rel 4.0 from Editor site. major update for map editor site
   2011/06/20: BodyParts3D 3.0 published from editor site release note to rel. 3.0
   2010/08/16: data download service at LSDB archive: all Rel.2.0 obj files
   2010/07/21: BodyParts3D release 2.0 modeling note
   2010/04/28: BodyParts3D release 2.0 with new editor site。release note to rel. 2.0(概要)

For new visitors

What is this site about? (Map editor)

  • What you can do with BodyParts3D/Anatomography [2]
  • How to use : tutorial ftg on youtube
    • Bodyparts3D map editor site UI details[3]
    • Step by step, how to use[4]

Web API behind

Data download

image with coordinates by Will Robertson (http://wspr.wordpress.com/)


  • Users can copy modify and disseminate both contour data and rendered image under the license CC-BY SA 2.1JP

sample html source here ..


Introducing team and Project (Who are we)

  • Personel:


    • Parts data generation : Kaori Fujieda
    • Parts data generation :Shio Imai
    • Parts concept mapping (environment):Nobutaka Mitsuhashi, Isamu Muto
    • Parts concept mapping (operation): Kousaku Okubo, M.D.
    • DICOM processing: Nobutaka Mitsuhashi, Kaori Fujieda
    • Anatomy information environment:
    • Rationale and Project Design:Kousaku Okubo


    • Rationale and Project Design:Kousaku Okubo
    • Implementation design:Takuro Tamura,Nobutaka Mitsuhashi, Isamu Muto
    • Implementation: Nobutaka Mitsuhashi, Bits c.c.
    • System maintainance: DBCLS, NBDC
  • Funding Source: MEXT, JST
  • Institutional background: DBCLS,
  • Out sourcing:

For those who care (How dose this work)

About Anatomography (mechanism of authoring site)

  • Whole Diagram


  • For those who cares very much (designed and depicted by Isamu Muto, Bits c.c.)


  • Data management:Representation and contour file, Versions, Search, Menu
  • About API mechanism

About BodyParts3D data

Processes for modelling

  • How do we made contour data
    • Modelling note
    • Contour concept mapping HOW DO I MAP OBJ DATA TO FMA CONCEPT [6]
    • Primary Mapping results {one object(FJ) to one FMA} [7]
    • Mapping result expanded by FMA relations{one FMA to component Obj files(FJ)}
    • Data types (Compound and elementary)

Data types

  1. Artists make 3D contour of body parts from scratch or modification of clinical 3D images, scanned plastic models, with reference to anatomical textbooks, atlases and other image sources.
  2. This ELEMENTAL DATA(primitive.png) is mapped to the corresponding , or the closest concept chosen from FMA.
  3. Form the side of concept mapping concept to contour is called representation.
  4. Those mapped ELEMENTALS are re-used in generating logical aggregation of contour data for higher order concepts .
  5. For this purpose ontological relations of concepts provided from out-side of the project , at this moment FMA, is used. (build-up contour; build-up concept)
  6. Accordingly, the same concept may be represented by different COMPOUND DATA (075.png) depending on the choice of the logic.
  7. For example, big organ have only COMPOUND contour in part-of logic but no is-a contor because it dose dot have categorical subordinates.
  8. Representation have two types; ELEMENTAL/DIRECT representation and COMPOUND/SECONDARYrepresentation.
  9. COMPOUND representation may be complete(100.png) in some cases such as "left hand+right hand--&