Image-Based Tomographic Adult Male Model (The VIP-Man Model) For Monte Carlo Organ Dose Calculations

Dissertations:

  • Chao TC. The Development and Application of a Tomographic Whole-body Model for Monte Carlo Organ Dose Calculation. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD Dissertation. October 2001. view view
  • Bozkurt A. Assessment of Organ Doses from Exposure to Neutrons Using the Monte Carlo Technique and an Image-based Anatomical Model. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD Dissertation. November 2000 view view

Publications on the VIP-Man model:


General

  • Xu XG, Chao TC, Bozkurt A. VIP-MAN: An Image-Based Whole-body Adult Male Model Constructed from Color Photographs of the Visible Human Project for Multi-Particle Monte Carlo Calculatio. Heath Phys. 78(5):476-486; 2000.
  • Xu XG, Chao TC, Bozkurt A. A Male Radiation Worker Model Developed From Transverse Color Images Of The Visible Human Project. Proceedings of The Fourth Visible Human Conference. Keystone, Colorado. October 17-19, 2002. view view
  • Xu XG, Chao TC, Bozkurt A. Comparison of Effective Doses from Various Monoenergetic Particles Based on the Stylized and the VIP-Man Tomographic Model. Submitted for publication to Rad Prot. Dosimetry (ICRS-10/RPS 2004 International Conferences on Radiation Shielding and Radiation Protection).

External Dosimetry

  • Bozkurt A, Chao TC, Xu XG. Fluence-to-Dose Conversion Coefficients from Monoenergetic Neutron Beams Below 20 MeV Based on the VIP-Man Anatomical Model. Phys. Med. Biol. 45:3059-3079, 2000. 
  • Bozkurt A, Chao TC, Xu XG. Fluence-to-Dose Conversion Coefficients Based on the VIP-Man Anatomical Model and MCNPX Code for Monoenergetic Neutron Beams Above 20 MeV. Health Physics. 81(2):184-202, 2001. 
  • Chao TC, Bozkurt A, Xu XG. Conversion Coefficients Based on VIP-Man Anatomical Model and EGS4-VLSI Code for Monoenergetic Photon Beams from 10 keV to 10 MeV. Health Physics. 81(2):163-183, 2001. + Correction
  • Chao TC, Bozkurt A, Xu XG. Organ Dose Conversion Coefficients for 0.1-10 MeV Electrons Calculated for the VIP-Man Tomographic Model. Health Physics. 81(2):203-214, 2001.
  • Xu XG. Conversion Coeffients Based on VIP-Man Anatomical Model and EGS4-VLSI Mode for Monoenergetical Photon Beams from 10 keV to 10 MeV- Response to Zankl and Petoussi-Henss. Health Physics. 82(2):255-256. 2002.

Internal Dosimetry

  • Xu XG and Chao TC. Calculations of Specific Absorbed Fractions of the Gi-Tract Using a Realistic Whole Body Tomogpaphic Model. Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals. 18(3): 431-436, 2003.
  • Chao TC, Xu XG. Specific Absorbed Fractions from the Image-Based VIP-Man Body Model and EGS4-VLSI Monte Carlo Code: Internal Electron Emitters. Phys. Med. Biol. 46: 901-927, 2001.
  • Chao TC, Xu XG. S-values calculated from a tomographic head/brain
    model for brain imaging. Phys. Med. Biol. 49: 4971-4984, 2004. view view