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Visible Human Project

Three images created from Visible Human Data around 2000 in contrast to similar images drawn by Leonardo DaVinci around 1500.
Project information
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The Visible Human Project® (VHP) is an NLM research project conducted since 1994 by the NLM/LHNCBC Office of High Performance Computing and Communications. VHP data sets are licensed to researchers, and research articles acknowledge their use.

The NLM VHP Web site provides information about the project:

  • VHP overview and its origin, goals, and usage
  • The Visible Human Male and the Visible Human Female data sets
  • VHP applications developed at NLM or under NLM direction
  • Getting the Data” including license agreement documents, “The Visible Human Project: From Data to Knowledge” about NLM-funded VHP research projects, digitally encoded videos (requires RealPlayer), and a sampler of VHP images and animations
  • Applications for viewing images, sources of images and animations, products based on the data sets, tools for use with the data sets, media productions (for example, fly-throughs), and related projects (for example, a virtual human embryo)
  • VHP Conference Proceedings
  • Bibliographies of journal articles dated between 1987 and May 2014 that reference the VHP

The Insight Toolkit (ITK) project and software are current VHP activities.

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Please send queries about the Project to vhp@nlm.nih.gov.

The header above contains three images created from Visible Human Data around 2000 in contrast to similar images drawn by Leonardo DaVinci around 1500.

Publications/Tools: 
Ackerman MJ, Yoo T, Jenkins D. The Visible Human Project: From Data to Knowledge. In: Lemke HU, Vannier MW, Inamura K, Farman AG, Doi K, editors. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress and Exhibition of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS2000); 2000 Jun 28-Jul 1; San Francisco. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2000 Jun 1. p. 11-6.
Ackerman MJ. Dataset: Visible Human Project reference data sets.

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