The MARTIN Model

Congratulations to Drs. Georgios Ntolkeras and Ellen Grant for their The Public Library of Science ONE publication titled "Development, Validation, and Pilot MRI Safety Study of a High-Resolution, Open Source, Whole Body Pediatric Numerical Simulation Model". Together through their work, Drs. Georgios Ntolkeras, Ellen Grant, and collaborators developed the MARTIN model.

The MARTIN model is a multimodal imaging-based detailed anatomical computer model of 29-month-old boy. A total of 86 body tissue compartments were segmented, including deep-brain structures, skull, red bone marrow, brain grey matter, brain white matter, skin, subcutaneous fat, cerebrospinal fluid, meninges, muscle, eye, blood vessels, heart, lung, liver, kidney, spinal cord, optic nerves, cranial nerves (II, V, VIII, IX).


The MARTIN model can be used for computational modeling studies, such as fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, optics, ultrasound, thermodynamics, and mechanics. Computational modeling with virtual humans is helpful in studying the interaction of complex biological problems in silico, for source localization, radio-frequency (RF) and specific absorption rate (SAR) exposure, and neurostimulation. The accurate anatomical representation of human numerical models has become an integral part of many safety studies, such as computed tomography dosimetry and in MRI RF exposure.


All collaborators include: Hongbae Jeong, Georgios Ntolkeras, Michel Alhilani, Seyed Reza Atefi, Lilla Zöllei, Kyoko Fujimoto, Ali Pourvaziri, Michael H. Lev, P. Ellen Grant, Giorgio Bonmassar


Read more about the MARTIN model below and details on how to request this model:

https://itis.swiss/virtual-population/virtual-population/hosted-models/martin/?fbclid=IwAR3OjPi4k-Zu02DAtkUUzhfLn7ETNrkAEzy9L1jMfVEnPS0sxisguFDfyYI


Read more on this publication here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0241682

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