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DLC-0256 ZZ-VIP-MAN.

ZZ VIP-MAN, Computational Phantom

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1. NAME:  ZZ-VIP-MAN
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ZZ-VIP-MAN DLC-0256/01 Arrived 26-NOV-2012

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
DLC-0256/01 Many Computers
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3. DESCRIPTION OR FUNCTION

Risk to the human body due to radiation exposure can be assessed by ICRP conversion factors, which rely on the accuracy of virtual human phantoms to portray the most precise results. VIP-Man phantom allows for the ability to investigate subtle dose variations in relatively small structures from various charged particles.
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4. METHODS

ZZ-VIP-Man (vp-n.inp) is a voxel phantom (also called tomographic phantom) that represents the entire body of a human.  The phantom was developed from segmented cadaver images originally obtained in the Visible Human Project. The phantom was implemented in MCNP/MCNPX codes at a 4mm x 4mm x 4mm voxel size.  The input deck allows for the use of MCNP/MCNPX codes to model the transport of photons, electrons, and neutrons through an anatomically realistic adult male for radiation protection, imaging and therapy applications.  The phantom geometry can also be extracted from the input file for other purposes such as visualization.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

A user should not modify or redistribute the VIP-Man phantom without the knowledge of the original developer, Professor X. George Xu, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Publications associated with this phantom should bear an appropriate reference to the paper (Xu, et al, 2000) and acknowledgement of this tool shared through RSICC.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

About one hour for one million particles depending on the computer hardware.
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

MCNP5/MCNP6/MCNPX executables are required (not distributed with the package).
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
DLC-0256/01 26-NOV-2012 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

Background reference:
- Xu, X.G., Chao, T.C. and Bozkurt, A. (2000) VIP-MAN: An Image-Based Whole-Body Adult Male Model Constructed From Color Photographs of The Visible Human Project for Multi-Particle Monte Carlo Calculations, Health Physics, vol. 78, no. 5, May, pp. 476-86.
DLC-0256/01, included references:
- Descriptive document - VIP-Man
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum hardware: 450-MHz Pentium II with 512 MB RAM (the same requirements as for running MCNP/MCNPX codes).
ZZ-VIP-MAN is a MCNP/MCNPX input file, which can be read in a .txt environment.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

The same requirements as for running MCNP/MCNPX codes.
The package was reviewed and tested at RSICC with MCNP5, MCNP6, MCNPX
2.7.0 and VISUAL EDITOR 24E.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Developed by:   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
DLC-0256/01
vp-n.inp   input file
List of organs and ID
documentation
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17. CATEGORIES
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design
  • Z. Data.

Keywords: Monte Carlo method, phantom.