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3-D, Virtual Man Simulates Radiation's Effect On The Body

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September 2, 1999
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher has created a 3-D virtual man called "Visible Photographic Man" (VIP-Man) that is so sophisticated it can model the effects of radiation on the skin, lens of the eye, optic nerve, GI-tract mucous membranes, and bone marrow--areas previously too minute to accurately model, but which are highly susceptible to radiation.

Xie George Xu, assistant professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has created a 3-D virtual man called "Visible Photographic Man" (VIP-Man) that is so sophisticated it can model the effects of radiation on the skin, lens of the eye, optic nerve, GI-tract mucous membranes, and bone marrow--areas previously too minute to accurately model, but which are highly susceptible to radiation.


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