Anatomical cross-sectional geometry and density distribution data base

  • H. K. Huang
  • Menfai Shiu
  • F. R. Suarez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 80)


Precise and detailed three-dimensional geometry of the human body and mass density distribution of various tissues and skeletal structures are essential in many aspects of research related to biomechanics. This paper describes a data base consisting of such quantities. The computerized tomographic technique is used to derive this data base. The experimental procedure is described first, followed by a description of the structure of the data base, concluding with suggestions for possible applications of the data base.


Body Segment Magnetic Tape Skeletal Structure Computerize Tomographic Technique Anatomical Component 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Huang
    • 1
  • Menfai Shiu
    • 1
  • F. R. Suarez
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgetown University Medical SchoolWashington, D.C.

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