A prostate brachytherapy training rehearsal system -simulation of deformable needle insertion

Asako Kimura Nishitai, Jon Camp, Richard Robb, Brian Davis

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the United States. Prostate brachytherapy - an advanced radiotherapy cancer treatment in which radioactive seeds are placed directly in and around the prostate tissues - is complicated by tissue forces that tend to deflect the treatment needles from their intended positions. Medical simulation has proven useful as a technique to enhance surgeons' training and procedure rehearsal. Therefore we are developing a brachytherapy simulation system that includes visual display and haptic feedback, with which a user can see and feel the procedure of the therapy. In this paper, we describe a deformable needle insertion simulation that is a part of our brachytherapy simulation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2002 - 5th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsTakeyoshi Dohi, Ron Kikinis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages264-271
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540457862
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Sep 25 2002Sep 28 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2488
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period9/25/029/28/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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