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

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  • Subject: [SCIRUN-USERS] question on Utah torso model's anatomy correctness
  • Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 23:58:36 -0600
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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,


Attachment: utahrib_front_heart.bmp
Description: Windows bitmap

Attachment: heart&frontrib.fig
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