BodyBuilder Development Plans
We will enhance the heart and skeleton models as described above
and implement alternative descriptions for the Oak Ridge organs
that use 4th order surfaces.
The image to the right is a rear view of a newborn
Height and Weight
We will implement more choices for height and/or weight by adjusting
some surfaces to account for the desired stature. We are considering
independent extra thicknesses for the front and rear semiminor
axes and thickness adjustments on the legs. A standard or user-supplied
height-versus-weight table will be used to determine a height
for a given weight or vice versa. It will probably be necessary
to impose a minimum weight for a given height.
Programs to place the phantoms in variety of settings are under
consideration. Possible applications include nuclear medicine
and X-ray clinical configurations and typical occupational scenarios
for various nuclear activities. Such programs would include a
library of objects and sources found in the particular situation.
Library objects could be chosen and arranged, both graphically
and by textual specification. A transport simulation code, such
as MCNP, could be run under control of the program, and results
of the simulation displayed together with the geometry.
Last modified: September, 2004
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