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Lee S.J.,Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Park J.M.,Kyungbuk College
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the flexural behavior of hybrid high performance RC beams with web openings (Hy-HPRWO) that are constructed by using circle steel tube, hybrid fibers and Garnet, Fly-ash. One regular RC beam with openings (HPRC) and four Hy-HPRWO specimens were manufactured and tested under monotonic loading. It was evaluated by flexural experiment of Hy-HPRWO through comparison of failure mode, load-deflection curves, ductility and ultimate load (Vu). Test results showed that the ultimate load of the Hy-FPSC3 specimens were approximately 5.82% better than that of the HPRC, in addition their ductility behavior was 68.1% better than the HPRC. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Source


Yeom Y.S.,Hanyang University | Jeong J.H.,Center for ProtonTherapy | Kim C.H.,Hanyang University | Han M.C.,Hanyang University | And 3 more authors.
Physics in Medicine and Biology | Year: 2014

In a previous study, we constructed a male reference Korean phantom; HDRK-Man (High-Definition Reference Korean-Man), to represent Korean adult males for radiation protection purposes. In the present study, a female phantom; HDRK-Woman (High-Definition Reference Korean-Woman), was constructed to represent Korean adult females. High-resolution color photographic images obtained by serial sectioning of a 26 year-old Korean adult female cadaver were utilized. The body height and weight, the skeletal mass, and the dimensions of the individual organs and tissues were adjusted to the reference Korean data. The phantom was then compared with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) female reference phantom in terms of calculated organ doses and organ-depth distributions. Additionally, the effective doses were calculated using both the HDRK-Man and HDRK-Woman phantoms, and the values were compared with those of the ICRP reference phantoms. © 2014 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Source


Shin D.S.,Ajou University | Jang H.G.,Ajou University | Hwang S.B.,Kyungbuk College | Har D.-H.,Chung - Ang University | And 2 more authors.
Anatomical Sciences Education | Year: 2013

In the Visible Korean project, serially sectioned images of the pelvis were made from a female cadaver. Outlines of significant structures in the sectioned images were drawn and stacked to build surface models. To improve the accessibility and informational content of these data, a five-step process was designed and implemented. First, 154 pelvic structures were outlined with additional surface reconstruction to prepare the image data. Second, the sectioned and outlined images (in a browsing software) as well as the surface models (in a PDF file) were placed on the Visible Korean homepage in a readily-accessible format. Third, all image data were visualized with interactive elements to stimulate creative learning. Fourth, two-dimensional (2D) images and three-dimensional (3D) models were superimposed on one another to provide context and spatial information for students viewing these data. Fifth, images were designed such that structure names would be shown when the mouse pointer hovered over the 2D images or the 3D models. The state-of-the-art sectioned images, outlined images, and surface models, arranged and systematized as described in this study, will aid students in understanding the anatomy of female pelvis. The graphic data accompanied by corresponding magnetic resonance images and computed tomographs are expected to promote the production of 3D simulators for clinical practice. © 2013 American Association of Anatomists. Source


Shin D.S.,Ajou University | Chung M.S.,Ajou University | Park H.S.,Dongguk University | Park J.S.,Dongguk University | Hwang S.B.,Kyungbuk College
Anatomical Sciences Education | Year: 2011

The interpretation of computed tomographs (CTs) and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to diagnose clinical conditions requires basic knowledge of sectional anatomy. Sectional anatomy has traditionally been taught using sectioned cadavers, atlases, and/or computer software. The computer software commonly used for this subject is practical and efficient for students but could be more advanced. The objective of this research was to present browsing software developed from the Visible Korean images that can be used for teaching sectional anatomy. One thousand seven hundred and two sets of MRIs, CTs, and sectioned images (intervals, one millimeter) of a whole male cadaver were prepared. Over 900 structures in the sectioned images were outlined and then filled with different colors to elaborate each structure. Software was developed where four corresponding images could be displayed simultaneously; in addition, the structures in the image data could be readily recognized with the aid of the color-filled outlines. The software, distributed free of charge, could be a valuable tool to teach medical students. For example, sectional anatomy could be taught by showing the sectioned images with real color and high resolution. Students could then review the lecture by using the sectioned and color-filled images on their own computers. Students could also be evaluated using the same software. Furthermore, other investigators would be able to replace the images for more comprehensive sectional anatomy. © 2011 American Association of Anatomists. Source


Cha H.-G.,Kyungbuk College | Oh D.-W.,Cheongju University
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research | Year: 2016

This study aimed to explore the effects of mirror therapy integrated with task-oriented exercise on balance function in poststroke hemiparesis. Twenty patients with poststroke hemiparesis were assigned randomly to an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CG), with 10 individuals each. Participants of the EG and CG received a taskoriented exercise program with a focus on the strengthening of the lower limb and the practice of balancerelated functional tasks. An additional option for the EG was front and side wall mirrors to provide visual feedback for their own movements while performing the exercise. The program was performed for 30 min, twice a day, five times per week for 4 weeks. Outcome measures included the Berg balance scale, the timed up-and-go test, and quantitative data (balance index and dynamic limits of stability). In the EG and CG, all variables showed significant differences between pretest and post-test (P<0.05), and post-test values of all variables appeared to be significantly different between two groups (P<0.05). Furthermore, in the EG, the change values between pretest and post-test values of Berg balance scale (13.00 ± 3.20 vs. 6.60 ±4.55 scores), and timed up-and-go test (6.45 ± 3.00 vs. 3.61 ±1.84 s), balance index (2.29 ± 0.51 vs. 0.96± 0.65 scores), dynamic limits of stability (7.70± 3.83 vs. 3.70± 4.60 scores) were significantly higher than those of the CG (P<0.05). The findings suggest that a mirror therapy may be used as a beneficial therapeutic option to facilitate the effects of a task-oriented exercise on balance function of patients with poststroke hemiparesis. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Source

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