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Using VR technology for training in minimally invasive vascular surgery
Author(s): Yiyu Cai; Cheekong K. Chui; Xiuzi Ye; James H. Anderson; Yaoping Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a computerized simulation system for minimally invasive vascular interventions using Virtual-Reality (VR) based technology. A virtual human patient is constructed using the Visible Human Data (VHD). A knowledge-based human vascular network is developed to describe human vascular anatomy with diseased lesions for different interventional applications. A potential field method is applied to model the interaction between the blood vessels and vascular catheterization devices. A haptic interface is integrated with the computer simulation system to provide tactile sensations to the user during the simulated catheterization procedures. The system can be used for physician training and for pre-treatment planning of interventional vascular procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4756, Third International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Application in Industry, (1 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498031
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Yiyu Cai, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Cheekong K. Chui, Kent Ridge Digital Labs. (Singapore)
Xiuzi Ye, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
James H. Anderson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Yaoping Wang, Kent Ridge Digital Labs. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4756:
Third International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Application in Industry
Zhigeng Pan; Jiaoying Shi, Editor(s)

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