A volumetric virtual environment for catheter insertion simulation

Antonio Zorcolo, Enrico Gobbetti, Gianluigi Zanetti, Massimiliano Tuveri
Virtual Environments 2000, Springer-Verlag Inc. - june 2000
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We present an experimental catheter insertion simulation system that provides users co-registered haptic and head-tracked stereoscopic visual feedback. The system works on patient-specific volumetric data acquired using standard medical imaging modalities. The actual needle insertion operation is simulated for individual patients, rather than being an example of a model surgical procedure on standard anatomy. Patient specific features may thus be studied in detail by the trainees, overcoming one of the major limitations of current training techniques.

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  author       = {Zorcolo, A. and Gobbetti, E. and Zanetti, G. and Tuveri, M.},
  title        = {A volumetric virtual environment for catheter insertion simulation},
  booktitle    = {Virtual Environments 2000},
  series       = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  month        = {june},
  year         = {2000},
  editor       = {Robert van Liere and Juriaan Mulder},
  publisher    = {Springer-Verlag Inc.},
  note         = {idxproject: VIVA},
  type         = {incollection},
  url          = {},

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