Generating Useful Images for Medical Applications from the Korean Visible Human

Date: July 23, 2009 Time: (All day)
Event Type: Lecture

Dr. Chung will present the Korean Visible Human and its application in various medical settings. Dr. Chung directed the development of the Korean Visible Human, comprised of serially sectioned images of the entire human body. From this, more than 700 structures in the sectioned images were outlined and volume- and surface-reconstructed to create 3D models. The Korean Visible Human data, 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 rich and all-encompassing virtual image library including all the NLM Visible Human data, Chinese Visible Human data, and Korean Visible Human data will hopefully be established where users will be able to download customized data sets for various medical applications.
Dr. Min Suk Chung is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Ajou University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea. He earned both the M.D. (1987) and Ph.D. (1996) at Yonsei University.