Creation of a three-dimensional atlas by interpolation from Schaltenbrand-Bailey's atlas

Appl Neurophysiol. 1987;50(1-6):45-8. doi: 10.1159/000100682.


A 0.5-mm step atlas was interpolated from Schaltenbrand-Bailey's atlas. By serial display of the atlas with the desired rotation on a three-dimensional axis, a three-dimensional atlas was created. The newly created atlas can be used for computer-processed stereotactic data display. Any three-dimensionally located point can be displayed within 0.25 mm distance from the point, and spatial understanding of anatomical structures and stereotactic data is facilitated by the three-dimensional display.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Brain / surgery
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Humans
  • Minicomputers
  • Stereotaxic Techniques*