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[SCIRUN-USERS] Re: question on Utah torso model's anatomy correctness

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  • From: Hongyu Sun <>
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  • Subject: [SCIRUN-USERS] Re: question on Utah torso model's anatomy correctness
  • Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:04:15 -0600
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Sorry I was careless to send large files. I put them on my website.

Using the .fig file, you could rotate it in Matlab. I thought I could trust the Utah torso model since it seems from NIH. Please give me a reference of the validity of this model.

Look forward to your response,


On 2/9/06, Hongyu Sun <> wrote:

I am using the Utah torso high resolution text file.

I wonder how the torso was created? Is it based on Visible Human data?

I looked the heart versus rib relation.
I am attaching .jpg file and .fig file about  the front view from the Matlab drawing the front ribs (ribs with y<-5) and heart muscles and heart chambers.

Compared with normal human anatomy, for example,

I am afraid the heart's location is a bit low than normal.

This is a critical question. Could anybody give an explanation on the source of Utah torso data? If my Matlab code is wrong, could you show me the heart vs. rib view you draw from the dataset?

Look forward to your reply,

Thank you very much,


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