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  • LHDL data collection,ninth release: Tibia and Fibula Tissue-Level measurement.

    The Computational Bioengineering Lab¬BIC by the
    Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna
    (Italy) announces the release of the ninth
    selection of data belonging to the Living Human
    Digital Library -LHDL- multiscale musculoskeletal
    data collection, relative to LHDL_Donor1 .
    The new data resources available from today
    consist of data on the left and right Tibia and
    Fibula of LHDL_Donor1 which have been measured in vitro at the tissue level.
    The data were obtained from three different
    validated data collection procedures:
    1- mechanical compressive tests of regular
    cylindrical samples extracted from trabecular and
    cortical regions of the tibiae;
    2- results of image analysis on microCT datasets on the same specimens
    3- histological analysis of planar samples
    extracted from trabecular and cortical regions of the tibiae and fibulae.
    In order to identify the source of these data,
    the data resource also includes:
    * a model of the bone surface extracted from
    the high resolution CT scan (see fourth release, 1 Sep 2010 )
    * the anatomical planes used as reference
    * the locations of the specimens used for the mechanical and microCT tests
    * the location of planes used to cut the bone
    and extract the specimens for the histological tests

    A low-resolution model of the entire skeleton
    (named Locate) is also included, to make spatial
    alignment possible with other data resources coming from the same donor.
    Please be aware that bone surfaces on the locate
    may appear slightly different since they have
    been obtained from segmentation of the whole body CT, which is less detailed.

    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