Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator: An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy

Stefan D. Holubar, James P. Hassinger, Eric Dozois, Jon C. Camp, David R. Farley, Jeff L. Fidler, Wojciech Pawlina, Richard A. Robb

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Abstract

Pelvic three-dimensional (3-D) anatomy is complex and can be difficult to visualize. We have developed an alpha-version virtual anatomic model that will facilitate a) student learning of anatomy b) resident preparedness for operation, c) surgical planning for complex, multidisciplinary procedures. This educational module is composed of the virtual anorectum, an anatomically accurate, interactive model of the anorectum and pelvic viscera based on co-registered human computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images. It also consists of a physical model fabricated from the same data-set using stereolithography. Usability and functionality was assessed in a sample of surgical trainees. Feedback demonstrated that the module is an efficient adjunct to medical education and surgical planning. Ultimately, we envision a deformable virtual model that allows residents and surgeons to rehearse complex surgical procedures by performing virtual surgery, thereby improving preparedness for real operations. Such a model will be integrated into a colorectal surgery educational curriculum, and in the future may represent a unique method of competency testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages122-124
Number of pages3
Volume142
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Other

Other17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/19/091/22/09

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Surgery
Anatomy
Teaching
Simulators
Anatomic Models
Colorectal Surgery
Viscera
Medical Education
Curriculum
Medical education
Stereolithography
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Planning
Learning
Students
Magnetic resonance
Curricula
Feedback
Testing
Datasets

Keywords

  • Pelvis
  • Simulation
  • Surgery
  • Virtual anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Holubar, S. D., Hassinger, J. P., Dozois, E., Camp, J. C., Farley, D. R., Fidler, J. L., ... Robb, R. A. (2009). Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator: An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 142, pp. 122-124) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-122

Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator : An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy. / Holubar, Stefan D.; Hassinger, James P.; Dozois, Eric; Camp, Jon C.; Farley, David R.; Fidler, Jeff L.; Pawlina, Wojciech; Robb, Richard A.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 142 2009. p. 122-124.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Holubar, SD, Hassinger, JP, Dozois, E, Camp, JC, Farley, DR, Fidler, JL, Pawlina, W & Robb, RA 2009, Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator: An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 142, pp. 122-124, 17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009, Long Beach, CA, United States, 1/19/09. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-122
Holubar SD, Hassinger JP, Dozois E, Camp JC, Farley DR, Fidler JL et al. Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator: An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 142. 2009. p. 122-124 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-122
Holubar, Stefan D. ; Hassinger, James P. ; Dozois, Eric ; Camp, Jon C. ; Farley, David R. ; Fidler, Jeff L. ; Pawlina, Wojciech ; Robb, Richard A. / Virtual pelvic anatomy and surgery simulator : An innovative tool for teaching pelvic surgical anatomy. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 142 2009. pp. 122-124
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