"Virtual Human Evolution and the Applications in Medical Physics" by Dr. Chengyu Shi
Date: November 10, 2009
Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: SB 4.01.20 (CS conference room)
"Virtual Human Evolution and the Applications in Medical Physics"
by Dr. Chengyu Shi (UTHSCSA)
Purpose: to introduce the evolution of virtual human being development and the applications in medical physics.
Material and methods: 3D and 4D (3D+time) virtual human can be developed based on CT, MRI, or other image sources (such as color image). With the link of each voxel and physical properties, different clinical scenarios can be simulated using Monte Carlo method. For medical physics, virtual human can be applied for each sub-field, such as therapeutic physics, radiation safety, medical imaging and nuclear medicine.
Results: Two sets of virtual human have been developed by the author, which are pregnant woman and 4D VIP-Man. Monte Carlo simulation of different radiation scenarios have been done.
Conclusion: virtual human being development and the application are very useful for medical physics field. The potential of the application is still under development.