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AustinMan Electromagnetic Voxels

An Open-Source Model Constructed from the Visible Human Dataset

Last Update: 5/26/2017
Jackson W. Massey1, Cemil S. Geyik1, Jungwook Choi2, Hyun-Jae Lee3, Natcha Techachainiran1, Che-Lun Hsu1, Robin Q. Nguyen3, Trevor Latson1, Madison Ball4, and Ali E. Yılmaz1
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
2College of Natural Science
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
3Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
4St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, TX 78712, USA

Introduction

AustinMan is a voxel model of the human body that is being developed for electromagnetic simulations from the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human Project data set [1]. The model is available to the public at http://web.corral.tacc.utexas.edu/AustinManEMVoxels under these conditions of use. The authors have chosen an “open source” model that is easily accessible and verifiable. The authors encourage users to improve the model and submit new versions to this website for distribution. The model is freely available for research, teaching, or other non-commercial uses.

This website describes the methodology used to develop the AustinMan model. A more detailed description of the methodology and visualizations of AustinMan v1.1 can be found in Creating AustinMan: An Electromagnetic Voxel Model of the Visible Human [2].

This work was presented in 2016 at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Orlando, FL. The conference proceedings are available here and the presentation is available here [3].

This work was also presented in 2012 at the Bioelectromagnetic Society's 34th Annual Meeting in Brisbane, Australia. The conference proceedings are available on the society's website and the presentation is available here [4].

Versions

5/26/2017 AustinMan v2.5 Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000 and 2250—2360. Changes for this model include: added/improved nerves in legs; manually corrected odd slices for 2756—2878.
11/15/2016 CST material file corected for AustinMan v2.4.
10/15/2016 AustinMan v2.4 Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Changes for this model include: added/improved nerves in neck, arms, spine, and near the sacrum; also updated the CSF boundaries near the spinal cord and cleaned up the CSF region inside the skull; cleaned bones near the brain to ensure grey matter is correctly enclosed. CST format added.
2/1/2016 AustinMan v2.3 Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Changes for this model include: blood vessels added and improved in forearms and wrists (slices 1665—1779 for left arm and slices 1675—1785 for right arm); “dark” tendon, tendon, muscle, and fat boundaries improved in legs (slices 2409-2579); “dark” tendon changed to tendon (slices 2334—2407) to better match AustinWoman; lungs deflated changed to lungs inflated to be consistent with AustinWoman (slices 1299—1551); vacuum and air changed and updated to external air and internal air; colon internal, duodenum internal, small intestine internal, and stomach internal changed to use muscle material properties.
5/11/2016 HDF5 format added for AustinMan v2.3 for use with gprMax. Updated FAQ to reflect latest changes.
4/6/2016 Additional file formats added for AustinMan v2.3. Updated FAQ to reflect latest changes.
2/1/2016 AustinMan v2.3 Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Changes for this model include: blood vessels added and improved in forearms and wrists (slices 1665—1779 for left arm and slices 1675—1785 for right arm); “dark” tendon, tendon, muscle, and fat boundaries improved in legs (slices 2409—2579); “dark” tendon changed to tendon (slices 2334—2407) to better match AustinWoman; lungs deflated changed to lungs inflated to be consistent with AustinWoman (slices 1299—1551); vacuum and air changed and updated to external air and internal air; colon internal, duodenum internal, small intestine internal, and stomach internal changed to use muscle material properties.
2/27/2015 AustinMan v2.2 Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Changes for this model include: tissues in brain stem separated into pons, midbrain, and medulla; improved bone cortical / bone marrow boundary throughout entire model; several known errors addressed.
10/31/2014 BRISKit is now hosted on github to encourage continued open-source development.
10/22/2014 AustinMan v2.1. Added .unv file format for download.
2/7/2013 AustinMan v2.1. Corrected the x and y coordinates so that the model is no longer mirrored.
8/15/2012 AustinMan v2.1. Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Small intestines, colon, and duodenum were each separated into two regions to represent the walls of each tissue and the internal section.
2/21/2012 Website documentation has been updated for AustinMan v2.0.
2/15/2012 AustinMan v2.0. Whole-body model. Includes all 1878 slices. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—2000, 2250—2360, and 2756—2878. Updates to the website documentation will be added within the next week.
7/5/2011 AustinMan v1.2. Extended the model. Includes head down to the stomach from slices 1001—1633. Only the even slices (i.e. every 2 mm) were manually corrected for slices 1426—1633.
3/21/2011 AustinMan v1.1. Improved continuity of nerves, tendon, blood vessels, and bone cortical. Changed the coarsening method to 3-D coarsening. Includes head and neck from slices 1001—1354.
1/11/2011 AustinMan v1.0. Initial 1 mm z-resolution model. Includes head and neck from slices 1001—1354.
11/30/2010 Initial 4 mm z-resolution model. Includes head and neck from slices 1001—1354.