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  • LHDL data collection,7th release: Computer Tomography (CT) dataset of the tibia andfibula bones.

    The Computational Bioengineering Lab ­BIC- by the
    Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna
    (Italy) announces the release of the seventh
    selection of data belonging to the Living Human
    Digital Library ­LHDL- multiscale musculoskeletal
    data collection, relative to LHDL_Donor1 .

    The new resource available from today consist of
    a high-resolution organ level Computer Tomography
    (CT) dataset of the tibia and fibula bones (left
    and right). This CT dataset was acquired at high
    resolution (0.46875; 0.46875) to help generating
    more accurate bone models. It is registered with
    the whole body CT dataset and can be superimposed
    to it by using the Locate model also included in
    the dataset. The Located is a low-resolution
    model of the entire skeleton , which can be used
    to make spatial alignment with other data resources coming from the same donor.

    The data can be accessed from the
    an interactive digital library service hosted on
    the Biomedtown portal, designed to manage and
    share a large collection of heterogeneous
    biomedical data. PhysiomeSpace provides free
    accounts with up to 1 GB of on-line storage space
    and it is free to use for no profit research
    purposes under the
    license agreement
    A license for commercial use of the LHDL data
    collection is also available, for more information please contact:
    This initiative is part of a bigger plan which by
    the end of 2010 will see the publication of the entire LHDL_Donor1 collection.

    How to access the PhysiomeSpace resources:
    To be able to access the LHDL multiscale collection, you firstly need to:
    - register to the BiomedTown portal,
    - subscribe to the PhysiomeSpace user group,
    - install the PSLoader© client application.
    For more detailed instructions, please read the
    “How to get access to the service” section, at <
    You are now ready to download the data
    repository. Go To and:
    - search within the available data
    resources and then add those you wish to download
    to your basket, clicking on the shopping cart
    icon next to it. Now you are ready to download the resource with PSLoader©- Open PSLoader© and authenticate, inserting BT username and password.
    To finalise the download into PSLoader©, follow
    this path: Operations>Manage>Download from
    basket. Proceed saving the data. A window called
    “Download from basket” will open, listing the
    resources currently in your basket. At the end of
    the download process, the downloaded data
    resources will appear in the PSLoader© data tree,
    and you can start working on them.

    About the LHDL project:
    The Living Human Digital Library (LHDL) research
    026932) was a STREP Project co-funded by the
    European Commission's as part of the 6th
    Framework Programme. The project, under the
    scientific coordination of the Istituto
    Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR, Italy), ran for three
    years from February 2006 to February 2009 and saw
    the participation of the University of
    Bedfordshire (U.K.), the Université Libre de
    Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium), the Open University
    (U.K.) and the CINECA Super Computing Centre (Italy).

    About PhysiomeSpace:
    On the basis of the technology developed during
    the LHDL, CINECA spin-off Super Computing
    Solutions (SCS) has recently started an
    interactive digital library service, called
    PhysiomeSpace designed to
    manage and share with other researchers large
    collection of heterogeneous biomedical data such
    as medical imaging, motion capture, biomedical
    instrumentation signals, finite element models,
    etc. If you wish to have more information on the
    service, please contact:

    For further information on the data collection please visit:

    Giovanna Farinella, Martina Contin, Enrico
    Schileo and Marco Viceconti for the
    BioEngineering Computing Laboratory of Istituto
    Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

    Giovanna Farinella
    Biomedical Engineer
    BioEngineering Computing Laboratory
    Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli
    Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40126, Bologna (Italy)
    tel +39-051-6366965
    e-mail: or