For most people, an anatomy atlas is a large book with illustrations of the different regions and systems of the body. Each region is labeled with the names of the organs and other anatomic structures that compose it. A textual description often describes the structures, their interrelationship, and their function. Taken together, the collection of information that makes up an atlas paints a comprehensive view of the body and how it works. For our purposes, we generalize the definition of anatomy atlases to include any annotated collection of spatially organized medical information. This definition includes digital atlases as well as printed books. This broader view also covers specialized atlases such as those used in radiology, pathology, and microscopy.

This is a resource that I come across when doing my final year project. Open Anatomy atlases are free 3D anatomy models newly released by Harvard Medical School. The models are well labelled, really detailed! Even very small anatomical structures are labelled. The structures can be separated, rotated, or displayed according to their physiological functions. The atlas is taken from true human body instead of computer simulations.