Orthopedics surgery trainer with PPU-accelerated blood and tissue simulation.

Wai Man Pang, Jing Qin, Yim Pan Chui, Tien Tsin Wong, Kwok Sui Leung, Pheng Ann Heng

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This paper presents a novel orthopedics surgery training system with both the components for modeling as well as simulating the deformation and visualization in an efficient way. By employing techniques such as optimization, segmentation and center line extraction, the modeling of deformable model can be completed with minimal manual involvement. The novel trainer can simulate rigid body, soft tissue and blood with state-of-the-art techniques, so that convincing deformation and realistic bleeding can be achieved. More important, newly released Physics Processing Unit (PPU) is adopted to tackle the high requirement for physics related computations. Experiment shows that the acceleration gain from PPU is significant for maintaining interactive frame rate under a complex surgical environments of orthopedics surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-849
Number of pages8
JournalMedical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
Issue numberPt 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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