Anesthesiology training using 3D imaging and virtual reality

Daniel J. Blezek, Richard A. Robb, Jon J. Camp, Lee A. Nauss

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-410
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2707
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventMedical Imaging 1996: Image Display - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 11 1996Feb 11 1996

Keywords

  • Anesthesiology
  • Education
  • Medical imaging
  • Models
  • Tiling
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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