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
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2007 - 10th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2007 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 29 Oct 20072 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4792 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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