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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 02:48:13 -0600
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Hi, Still I have a question.
On a Normal heart, we could find ventricles between 3 and 4 ribs.
So if is for a heart at R wave of ECG (so the heart is contracted and gets smaller by my understanding), is it reasonable that there are ventricles between 3 and 4 ribs on this picture?

On 2/10/06, Hongyu Sun <> wrote:
So all MRI images for heart is gated with R wave. So the heart is smaller then. If that's the reason, it will make sense. Just was worried that if my Matlab code is right or not.
Thank you.

On 2/10/06, Hongyu Sun < > wrote:
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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