New VHP-Female v. 2.0 full-body computational phantom and its performance metrics using FEM simulator ANSYS HFSS

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015;2015:3237-41. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319082.


Simulation of the electromagnetic response of the human body relies heavily upon efficient computational models or phantoms. The first objective of this paper is to present a new platform-independent full-body electromagnetic computational model (computational phantom), the Visible Human Project(®) (VHP)-Female v. 2.0 and to describe its distinct features. The second objective is to report phantom simulation performance metrics using the commercial FEM electromagnetic solver ANSYS HFSS.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bone and Bones / chemistry
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena
  • Female
  • Human Body
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Phantoms, Imaging*
  • Reproducibility of Results