A virtual reality simulator for ultrasound-guided biopsy training

Dong Ni, Wing Yin Chan, Jing Qin, Yim Pan Chui, Ingrid Qu, Simon S.M. Ho, Pheng Ann Heng

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A VR-based training system for practicing biopsies simulates ultrasound imagery by stitching multiple ultrasound volumes on the basis of a 3D scale-invariant feature transform algorithm. In addition, a six-degree-of- freedom force model delivers a realistic haptic rendering of needle insertion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5342379
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • computer graphics
  • deformable models
  • graphics and multimedia
  • haptic modeling
  • image registration and stitching
  • ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • virtual surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Medicine(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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