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Invited Talk by Dong Sun Shin


Dong Sun Shin, Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Anatomy
Ajou University School of Medicine
Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • Date: Thursday, 13 October 2011
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: 03.13.010

Generating useful images for medical applications from the Visible Korean


For the Visible Korean Human (VKH), a male cadaver was serially ground off to acquire the serially sectioned images (SSIs) of a whole human body. Thereafter, more than 700 structures in the SSIs were outlined to produce detailed segmented images; the SSIs and segmented images were volume- and surface-reconstructed to create three-dimensional models. For outlining and reconstruction, popular software (Photoshop, MRIcro, Maya, AutoCad?, 3ds max, and Rhino) was mainly used; the technique can be reproduced by other investigators for creating their own images. For refining the segmentation and volume reconstruction, the VOXEL-MAN system was used. The continuously upgraded technique was applied to a female cadaver’s pelvis to produce the SSIs with 0.1mmsized intervals and 0.1mm×0.1mm sized pixels. The VKHdata, distributed worldwide, encouraged researchers to develop virtual dissection, virtual endoscopy, and virtual lumbar puncture contributing to medical education and clinical practice. In the future, a virtual image library including all the Visible Human Project data, Chinese Visible Human data, and VKH data will hopefully be established where users will be able to download one of the data sets for medical applications.


Since 2010, Dr. Dong Sun Shin is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anatomy, at the Ajou university school of medicine. He received his bachelor of science degree in 2002 from the Department of computer science, Korean national open university. From 2005, Dr. Dong Sun Shin obtained his master’s and doctorate degree respectively from the Departments of cognitive science and anatomy at the Sungkyunkwan university and Ajou university school of medicine.

Title: Generating useful images for medical applications from the Visible Korean
Date: 13 October 2011
Location: 03.13.010
Abstract: Dr. Dong Sun Shin, PostDoc at Ajou University School of Medicine, will give an invited talk on his current research work using the Visible Korean Human.
Imageurl: SunShin.jpg
Type: News

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