Open Knee(s): Virtual Biomechanical Representations of the Knee Joint
This site contains magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data acquired to support developement of fully specimen-specific finite element representations of the human knee joint. MRI data were collected for a total of 8 adult cadaver specimens that included male and female, young and elderly, and healthy and osteoarthritic donors. Imaging was performed on a 3T magnet and included general purpose imaging (3D T1-weighted without fat suppression, isotropic, 0.5 mm resolution); cartilage imaging (3D T1-weighted with fat suppression, 0.35 mm sagittal plane resolution, 0.7 mm out of plane resolution); and connective tissue imaging (proton density, turbo spin echo in sagittal, axial, and coronal planes, 0.35 mm in plane and 2.8 mm out of plane resolution).
The data were collected under the project titled " Open Knee(s): Virtual Biomechanical Representations of the Knee Joint" conducted by Cleveland Clinic Foundation and funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health under Grant R01GM104139 (Principal Investigator: Ahmet Erdemir). The goal of the project is to build specimen-specific virtual representations of human knees using specimen geometry, material properties and experimental joint kinematics-kientics responses. This data set is acquired using MRI protocols developed to provide adequate geometric details for finite element model generation.
The data are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (see license.txt for more information).
Visit the SimTK Open Knee(s) Project Page for more information.