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Reality-based Needle Insertion Simulation for Haptic Feedback in Prostate Brachytherapy

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Reality-based Needle Insertion Simulation for Haptic Feedback in Prostate Brachytherapy
- There is a strong need to improve the tools clinicians use for training in procedures such as prostate brachytherapy where the success rate is directly related to the clinician’s level of experience. Accurate haptic feedback is needed for developing improved surgical simulators and trainers for such procedures. In prostate brachytherapy, accurate needle placement of radioactive seeds in the prostate is crucial to the success of the surgery and to the quality of life of the patient. Therefore, a trainer or simulator for this and other types of needle insertion tasks require an accurate reality-based quantification and model of the needle and soft tissue interaction. To achieve this, we utilize the xray images produced by a dual C-arm fluoroscope setup during a needle insertion task to obtain parameters needed for accurate modeling of soft tissue and needle interactions. The needle and implanted markers in the tissue are tracked during the insertion
James T. Hing, Ari D. Brooks, Jaydev P. Desai
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ICRA
Authors James T. Hing, Ari D. Brooks, Jaydev P. Desai
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