the Visible Man

the Visible Man

A 3-D computer-generated 'cadaver,' created from thousands of images of a human body donated to science, collected with state-of-the-art photography of cryosections and imaging–CT, MRI techniques. Cf VOXEL-MAN.
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Methods: Cardiac resynchronization therapy was simulated on the Visible Man and a patient data-set including fiber orientation and ventricular heterogeneity.
The anatomical models were given by a heart failure patient and the Visible Man data-set (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA).
The DSA achieves a lower ERMS value for all pathologies and both anatomical data-sets except the AV block pathology in the Visible Man data-set where it performs slightly less good.
After devoting the first half of the book to his childhood (cross-dressing curiosities, fallout shelters, an abandoned diary), he abruptly shifts away from the suburban image of brothers trying to assemble a model of the Visible Man soon after their father's death, and fast-forwards to forays abroad in the cities of Morocco and Europe years later in "Some Threads Through the Medina.
This mordant hybrid of the Visible Man, Nanook of the North, and Snow White rests on a forty-inch-high cube with a refrigerated top; frost from the viewer's condensed breath embeds and partially covers him.
VeTalle Fusilier is hard at work on his first novel, The Visible Man.
In the case of the Visible Man, more than 1,800 1mm slices were made.
The National Library of Medicine has funded the vast Visible Human project, of which the Visible Woman is more complete and more detailed than the Visible Man, but for each a human cadaver has been serially sectioned in millimeter slices, imaged completely, and all images stored in digital format to allow three dimensional computer reconstruction of organ and musculoskeletal systems.
HENRI COLE is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Visible Man (Knopf, 1998).