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HDRK-Man: a whole-body voxel model based on high-resolution color slice images of a Korean adult male cadaver.

Authors
Kim, CH; Choi, SH; Jeong, JH; Lee, C; Chung, MS
Citation
Physics in medicine and biology, 53(15):4093-4106, 2008
Journal Title
Physics in medicine and biology
ISSN
0031-91551361-6560
Abstract
A Korean voxel model, named 'High-Definition Reference Korean-Man (HDRK-Man)', was constructed using high-resolution color photographic images that were obtained by serially sectioning the cadaver of a 33-year-old Korean adult male. The body height and weight, the skeletal mass and the dimensions of the individual organs and tissues were adjusted to the reference Korean data. The resulting model was then implemented into a Monte Carlo particle transport code, MCNPX, to calculate the dose conversion coefficients for the internal organs and tissues. The calculated values, overall, were reasonable in comparison with the values from other adult voxel models. HDRK-Man showed higher dose conversion coefficients than other models, due to the facts that HDRK-Man has a smaller torso and that the arms of HDRK-Man are shifted backward. The developed model is believed to adequately represent average Korean radiation workers and thus can be used for more accurate calculation of dose conversion coefficients for Korean radiation workers in the future.
MeSH terms
AdultCadaver*ColorComputer SimulationHumansKoreaMaleModels, Anatomic*Monte Carlo MethodPhantoms, ImagingPhotography/methods*Radiation DosageReference Standards
DOI
10.1088/0031-9155/53/15/006
PMID
18612173
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정, 민석
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