The supply of the DICOM files of the chimpanzee skulls stored in Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University
Transfer to Digital Morphology Museam
The skulls were cut by CT scanner (Aquilion 16, Toshiba Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan: Animal Medical Center, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan) from the rostral to the caudal planes in parallel at 0.5 mm thickness to make the DICOM files including the whole morphological data of each specimen. The DICOM files are installed to the server of Primate Research Institute, and the users can be freely download the files to apply them for various applications of 3-dimensional analyzes, CAD and CG, etc.
We hope that the files will be useful for many morphologists, zoologists, designers and computer scientists to develop the new concept of the morphology.
Hideki Endo: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Hiroshi Koie: Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan
Takeo Sakai: Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan