Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2000: Envisioning Healing: Interactive Technology and the Patient-Practitioner Dialogue / Edition 1

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This book provides an innovative international forum for the researchers, developers, and practitioners who are actively expanding the role of electronic technologies in healthcare. The contributions are by pioneers in all aspects of the field: telemedicine, simulation, computer-assisted surgery, haptics, robotics, education, diagnostics, etc. Leading edge developments and current clinical experience are brought together for the purpose of exploring ways to improve medical care. Mental health implications of new electronic technologies are also discussed. This book has a special focus on virtual reality as a means of bringing practitioner and patient closer in the pursuit of healing. Rather than superseding the talents of healthcare professionals, interactive computer-based tools have the ability to enhance the traditional dialogue of care. In addition, these tools can be used to integrate useful qualities of complementary therapies into allopathic medicine. Sight, touch, sound and other senses can be linked and augmented in ways previously unimagined, ultimately to benefit the patient.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586030148
  • Publisher: I O S Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Some Thoughts on Technology, Health, and the Public
Envisioning Healing: Interactive Technology and the Patient-Practitioner Dialogue
The MMVR2000 Program Committee
G[subscript 2]H - Graphics-to-Haptic Virtual Environment Development Tool for PC's 1
Radiological Tele-Immersion for Next Generation Networks 4
Navigation System for Neurosurgery with PC Platform 10
Tongue Man-Machine Interface 17
3-D Computer Visualization and Interactive Prostate Biopsy Simulation Leads to an Improved Systematic Technique for the Detection of Prostate Cancer: Clinical Correlation 20
Creating Fast Finite Element Models from Medical Images 26
Parallel Segmentation and Rendering Using Clusters of PCs 33
Ontology-Based, Medical Domain-Specific, Use-Case Driven EMRs for Use in Clinical Quality Assurance and Passive Decision Support 36
Automated Rejection of Contaminated Surface Measurements for Improved Surface Registration in Image Guided Neurosurgery 39
Computer Aided Planning Device for Preoperative Bending of Osteosynthesis Plates 46
An Axial Skeleton Based Surface Deformation Algorithm for Patient Specific Anatomic Modeling 53
ICTS, An Interventional Cardiology Training System 59
3D Registration through Pseudo X-Ray Image Generation 66
WebSTer: A Web-Based Surgical Training System 69
CardioOp: An Integrated Approach to Teleteaching in Cardiac Surgery 76
Net Ergonomics: Information Retrieval in Health Care Domains 83
Design of a Distributed CORBA Based Image Processing Server 86
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Using the "Rutgers Ankle" Interface 89
Catheter Insertion Simulation with Co-Registered Direct Volume Rendering and Haptic Feedback 96
Intraoperative Tremor Monitoring for Vitreoretinal Microsurgery 99
End User Analysis of a Force Feedback Virtual Reality Based Surgical Simulator 102
A Prototype Haptic Lumbar Puncture Simulator 106
Multiresolution Segmentation of Three-Dimensional Medical Images Using Mathematical Morphology Techniques 110
Telerehabilitation Services Using Web-Based Telecommunication 113
Interactive Realtime Doppler-Ultrasound Visualization of the Heart 119
Trans-Urethral Ultrasound (TUUS) Imaging for Visualization and Analysis of the Prostate and Associated Tissues 126
The Virtual Standardized Patient - Simulated Patient-Practitioner Dialog for Patient Interview Training 133
S.P.I.C. Pedagogical Simulator for Gynecologic Laparoscopy 139
Surgical Simulators Using the WWW 146
A New Efficient Method for 3D Registration Using Human Brain Atlases 153
DTI Autostereographic Display: Initial Evaluation 156
A Virtual Reality System for Hand Acupuncture 159
Modeling and Modification of Medical 3D Objects. The Benefit of Using a Haptic Modeling Tool 162
Registration of Real and Virtual Endoscopy - A Model and Image Based Approach 168
Web-Based VR Training Simulator for Percutaneous Rhizotomy 175
Patient Specific Physics-Based Model for Interactive Visualization of Cardiac Dynamics 182
A More Efficient Method of Texture Use in Surgical Robot Simulation 189
Development of a Virtual Reality Arthroscopic Knee Simulator 192
Virtual University Applied to Telesurgery: From Teleeducation to Telemanipulation 195
Computer Driven Needle Probe Enables Therapy for Painful Neuropathies 202
Immersive Virtual Reality Platform for Medical Training: A "Killer-Application" 207
Planning System for Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement 214
Intuitive Operation Planning Based on Force Feedback 220
A Pattern Catalogue of Surgical Interventions for Computer-Supported Operation Planning 227
Enhanced Video Image Guidance for Biopsy Using the Safety Map 230
Laparoscopic Surgical Simulator and Port Placement Study 233
Input and Output for Surgical Simulation: Devices to Measure Tissue Properties in vivo and a Haptic Interface for Laparoscopy Simulators 236
Effects of Perspective and Stereo on Depth Judgements in Virtual Reality Laparoscopy Simulation 243
Clinical Evaluation of a Highly Accurate Algorithm for CT Bone Contour Segmentation 246
A Real-Time CORBA Based System Architecture for Robot Assisted Craniofacial Surgery 253
Texture Mapping Based Visualisation Methods for the Manipulation of CT Data: Interaction and Ergonomics 256
Planning and Rehearsal of Surgical Interventions in the Volume Model 259
Computer and Robotic Assisted Osteotomy Around the Knee 259
Improvement of Surgical Simulation Using Dynamic Volume Rendering 272
Hidden Markov Models of Minimally Invasive Surgery 279
Telecommunications for Health Care Over Distance: The Virtual Collaborative Clinic 286
Computer Assisted Surgery with 3D Robot Models and Visualisation of the Telesurgical Action 292
Interactive Simulation of Tooth Cleaning with an Interdental Brush 295
Telementored Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Pilot Study 302
A Virtual Instrument Ergonomics Workstation for Measuring the Mental Workload of Performing Video-Endoscopic Surgery 309
An Automatic Virtual Patient Reconstruction from CT-Scans for Hepatic Surgical Planning 316
Virtual Body Structures: A 3D Structure Development Tool from Visible Human Data 323
Interactive Medical Data on Demand: A High-Performance Image-Based Approach Across Heterogeneous Environments 327
Sensible Human Projects: Haptic Modeling and Surgical Simulation Based on Measurements on Practical Patients with MR Elastography - Measurement of Elastic Modulus 334
A Virtual Environment for the Assessment and the Rehabilitation of the Visuo-Constructional Ability in Dementia Patients 341
PreOp Endoscopy Simulator: From Bronchoscopy to Ureteroscopy 344
Software Development for Registration of Digital Subtraction Angiography (DAS) Images in Uterine Fibroid Embolization 350
Virtual Reality as a New Imaginative Tool in Psychotherapy 356
LAHYSTOTRAIN Intelligent Training System for Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy 359
The Use of Virtual Reality in the Assessment of Driving Performance in Persons with Brain Injury 365
Creating a Human Phantom for the Virtual Human Program 368
An Echocardiographic Teleconsultation Environment Using a Virtual Heart Model for Visual Guidance 375
Virtual Temporal Bone Dissection Simulation 378
A New Research Program in Medical Image Data Processing 385
Investigating 3D Tumor Distribution for Optimized Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer 392
Author Index 399
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