Re: Body part libraries

From: Liquid Plastic Solutions (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 05:41:41 EEST

Think I'll just stop eating grapes again. Next time you look at ANY medical text, remember how that information was obtained. Do we avoid using information based on its origin. As far as guilt you feel when you use this data, just keep in mind that the death penalty came BEFORE his participation in the project. Truth be told, I don't even see a road in this case.

Paul Jaeger
Liquid Plastic Solutions
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Eitan Priluck
  Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:48 PM
  Subject: RE: Body part libraries

  I would like to take a moment to raise an important issue in regards to the posts from time to time that call for the use of human scan data. Invariably the thread will lead in a meaningful way to the possible use of the National Library of Medicines Visible Human Data Set. As such I would like to take a brief moment and step up on the soap box and make a short little statement.

  I would encourage anyone on moral grounds not to be involved with data acquired from the Visible Human Project. It was aquired from a convicted felon on death row who was scanned before his execution and then after his execution frozen and physically sliced into thousands of micortome layers. The use of prisoners in this fashion is a dangerous road to take even one step down.

  On a personal note I used this data myself once and still feel guilty about doing so to this day. Please join me in refraining from participating in this sort of human rights abuse.

  Ok thats all; I'll step down from my box and hope that my message made its mark.


  Eitan Priluck

  Biomedical Modeling Inc. wrote:

    Or you could purchase a program called Poser 4.0 and get the High Resolution
    body's from DAZ 3D. They have high res female/make and skeleton files.

    Karl R. Denton
    Lead Engineer
    RP and Casting Operations
    Williams International

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Andy Christensen []
    Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:47 PM
    To: 'Jim Williams'; 'Bibb, Richard (PDR)'; 'RP Mailing list (E-mail)'
    Subject: RE: Body part libraries

    Hello Jim,

    If you are looking to purchase ready-made files I would contact Visible
    Productions in Ft. Collins, CO. They do great work and have compiled
    their database of human anatomy from the visible human project and other
    studies. They can also give you the file in many different formats to
    suit your needs. I believe that they are also the ones providing some
    of the anat! omical data you can purchase from Viewpoint Datalabs
    ( Contact them at
    These guys are definitely experts and have spent much time making the
    models "prettier" than what you'd be able to pull out of the visible
    human yourself.

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Medical Modeling LLC
    17301 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 300
    Golden, CO 80401 USA
    Ph: 888-273-5344
    Fax: 303-277-9472

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On
    Behalf Of Jim Williams
    Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 11:47 AM
    To: 'Bibb, Richard (PDR)'; Jim Williams; RP Mailing list (E-mail)
    Subject: RE: Body part libraries

    Thanks for your suggestion. We've actually connected with Hugo. I think
    Visual Human Project and Hugo are one and the same. The sight and the
    data is cumbersome and somewhat inadequ! ate. Not to say we lack a lot of
    experience in pulling out specific body parts. We're still novices and
    I'm searching for alternatives.

    Many thanks,
    Jim Williams
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bibb, Richard (PDR) []
    Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 11:40 AM
    To: 'Jim Williams'; RP Mailing list (E-mail)
    Subject: Body part libraries

    Dear Jim and list,

    If you do a web search I guess you may find people who have 3D files of
    various body parts, usually bones and joints but other stuff too. The
    alternative is to get access to the Visual Human Project. It contains CT
    and MRI data of two whole people. There are conditions that apply and
    you have to register to get access but once you do you can theoretically
    create any bits you want.

    Dr. Richard Bibb
    Western Avenue
    CF5 2YB
    Tel. +44 (0) 29 2041 6723
    Fax. +44 (0) 29 2041 6973

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