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Title: VIP-Man: An image-based whole-body adult male model constructed from color photographs of the visible human project for multi-particle Monte Carlo calculations

Abstract

Human anatomical models have been indispensable to radiation protection dosimetry using Monte Carlo calculations. Existing MIRD-based mathematical models are easy to compute and standardize, but they are simplified and crude compared to human anatomy. This article describes the development of an image-based whole-body model, called VIP-Man, using transversal color photographic images obtained from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project for Monte Carlo organ dose calculations involving photons, electron, neutrons, and protons. As the first of a series of papers on dose calculations based on VIP-Man, this article provides detailed information about how to construct an image-based model, as well as how to adopt it into well-tested Monte Carlo codes, EGS4, MCNP4B, and MCNPX.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20075778
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; RADIATION DOSES; MONTE CARLO METHOD; MAN; RADIATION PROTECTION; E CODES; M CODES; PHOTOGRAPHIC FILMS; WHOLE-BODY COUNTING

Citation Formats

Xu, X.G., Chao, T.C., and Bozkurt, A. VIP-Man: An image-based whole-body adult male model constructed from color photographs of the visible human project for multi-particle Monte Carlo calculations. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00003.
Xu, X.G., Chao, T.C., & Bozkurt, A. VIP-Man: An image-based whole-body adult male model constructed from color photographs of the visible human project for multi-particle Monte Carlo calculations. United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00003.
Xu, X.G., Chao, T.C., and Bozkurt, A. Mon . "VIP-Man: An image-based whole-body adult male model constructed from color photographs of the visible human project for multi-particle Monte Carlo calculations". United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00003.
@article{osti_20075778,
title = {VIP-Man: An image-based whole-body adult male model constructed from color photographs of the visible human project for multi-particle Monte Carlo calculations},
author = {Xu, X.G. and Chao, T.C. and Bozkurt, A.},
abstractNote = {Human anatomical models have been indispensable to radiation protection dosimetry using Monte Carlo calculations. Existing MIRD-based mathematical models are easy to compute and standardize, but they are simplified and crude compared to human anatomy. This article describes the development of an image-based whole-body model, called VIP-Man, using transversal color photographic images obtained from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project for Monte Carlo organ dose calculations involving photons, electron, neutrons, and protons. As the first of a series of papers on dose calculations based on VIP-Man, this article provides detailed information about how to construct an image-based model, as well as how to adopt it into well-tested Monte Carlo codes, EGS4, MCNP4B, and MCNPX.},
doi = {10.1097/00004032-200005000-00003},
journal = {Health Physics},
issn = {0017-9078},
number = 5,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}