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Anesthesiology training using 3D imaging and virtual reality
Author(s): Daniel J. Blezek; Richard A. Robb; Jon J. Camp; Lee A. Nauss
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Paper Abstract

Current training for regional nerve block procedures by anesthesiology residents requires expert supervision and the use of cadavers; both of which are relatively expensive commodities in today's cost-conscious medical environment. We are developing methods to augment and eventually replace these training procedures with real-time and realistic computer visualizations and manipulations of the anatomical structures involved in anesthesiology procedures, such as nerve plexus injections (e.g., celiac blocks). The initial work is focused on visualizations: both static images and rotational renderings. From the initial results, a coherent paradigm for virtual patient and scene representation will be developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2707, Medical Imaging 1996: Image Display, (15 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238469
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. Blezek, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)
Richard A. Robb, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)
Jon J. Camp, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)
Lee A. Nauss, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2707:
Medical Imaging 1996: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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