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A novel laparoscopic mesh placement part task trainer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17520649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We present a surgical simulator, developed for the training of a laparoscopic surgery and in particular for mesh placement during an inguinal herniorrhaphy. METHODS: Major technical issues related to virtual surgery training systems include virtual patient modelling, collision detection and collision response, haptic and graphic rendering, 3-D motion tracking and some special effects, such as bleeding, cauterizing and so on. Among these problems, real-time deformation modelling and collision detection are the most challenging research topics. RESULTS: In this paper, we describe novel approaches addressing the above issues, which have been successfully adopted in our bimanual hernia repair simulator. CONCLUSION: The implementations of our new collision detection and deformation appear to work well, even at haptic rates for the limited scope of mesh placement training. More sophisticated techniques are needed for full organ deformation especially for blunt dissection simulation.
Venkat Devarajan; Xiuzhong Wang; Yunhe Shen; Robert Eberhart; Mark J Watson; Dan Jones; Leo Villegas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1478-596X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-23     Completed Date:  2007-06-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250764     Medline TA:  Int J Med Robot     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Laparoscopy / methods*
Postoperative Complications
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Prosthesis-Related Infections
Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Surgical Mesh*
User-Computer Interface*

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