Simulating Prostate Surgical Procedures with a Discrete Soft Tissue Model

Maud Marchal 1 Emmanuel Promayon 1 Jocelyne Troccaz 1
1 TIMC-IMAG-GMCAO - Gestes Medico-chirurgicaux Assistés par Ordinateur
TIMC-IMAG - Techniques de l'Ingénierie Médicale et de la Complexité - Informatique, Mathématiques et Applications, Grenoble - UMR 5525
Abstract : Simulating surgical procedures is still a complex challenge. Either modeling methods or simulators have to take into account specific geometries and properties of the patient organs. In this paper, a new soft tissue modeling method dedicated to prostate surgical interventions is presented. The chosen medical application requires the modeling of a complex anatomical environment including intricate interactions between organs and surgical instruments. We present a discrete model that has been specifically developed to fulfil these requirements. The influence of two particular instruments is studied: needles and ultrasound probe, according to two surgical interventions: biopsy and brachytherapy.
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Maud Marchal, Emmanuel Promayon, Jocelyne Troccaz. Simulating Prostate Surgical Procedures with a Discrete Soft Tissue Model. Third Eurographics Workshop in Virtual Reality Interactions and Physical Simulation, Nov 2006, Madrid, Spain. pp. 109-118. ⟨hal-00206191⟩

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