Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2002

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The book offers papers on many aspects of electronic technology in healthcare. Core areas are imaging, simulation, visualization, data networks, sensors, robotics, and displays. Medical applications include information-guided surgery, education and procedural training, telemedicine, immersive environments, stereoscopic projection, diagnostic tools, rehabilitation, and augmented reality. The papers describe both completed projects and recent developments in ongoing research. The book is a the collection of papers of the 10th annual "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality" conference (January 2002). This volume is a resource for computer scientists working in medical context, and for creators of data-focused products for clinical care, medical education, and procedural training.

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Table of Contents

The Virtualization of Medicine: A Decade of Pitfalls and Progress 1
Moore's Law, Disruptive Technologies, and the Clinician 8
Heuristic Haptic Texture for Surgical Simulations 14
Mastoidectomy Simulation and Combined Visual and Haptic Feedback 17
Tele-Immersive Medical Educational Environment 24
An Immersive Simulation System for Provoking and Analyzing Cataplexy 31
Soft-Tissue Simulation using LEM - Long Elements Method 38
Self-Administered Decision Support Tool for Triage: Results of a Retrospective Study 45
Calibration and Accuracy Testing for Image-Enhanced Endoscopy 52
Open Surgery Simulation 57
Virtual Reality-Based Post-Stroke Hand Rehabilitation 64
Computer-Controlled Motorized Endoscopic Grasper for In Vivo Measurement of Soft Tissue Biomechanical Characteristics 71
Generalized Interactions Using Virtual Tools within the Spring Framework: Probing, Piercing, Cauterizing and Ablating 74
Generalized Interactions Using Virtual Tools within the Spring Framework: Cutting 79
Volumetric Implant-Planning Based on Symmetry Considerations 86
Clinical Test for Attention Enhancement System 89
Training and Pretreatment Planning of Interventional Neuroradiology Procedures - Initial Clinical Validation 96
Navigation by Walking Around: Using the Pressure Mat to Move in Virtual Worlds 103
Intraoperative Guidance of Pre-Planned Bone Deformations with a Surface Scanning System 110
Creating a Statistical Atlas of the Cranium 116
Augmented Reality and Training for Airway Management Procedures 121
Multimodal Simulation of Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Using a Meshless Technique 127
Imaging and Visualization of Pathology Beneath the Retinal Surface 133
'Putting It on the Table': Direct-Manipulative Interaction and Multi-User Display Technologies for Semi-Immersive Environments and Augmented Reality Applications 137
Quantitative Image Analysis of the Cartilage in Virtual Reality 141
Using Mixed Reality, Force Feedback and Tactile Augmentation to Improve the Realism of Medical Simulation 144
Wireless Live Streaming Video of Laparoscopic Surgery: A Bandwidth Analysis for Handheld Computers 150
Using Semi-Automated Image Processing and Desktop Systems to Incorporate Actual Patient Volumetric Data in Immersive Surgical Planning and Viewing Systems for Multiple Patients 155
Interactive Simulation of the Teeth Cleaning Process using Volumetric Prototypes 160
A Haptic Virtual Environment for Tele-Echography 166
Cryotherapy Simulator for Localized Prostate Cancer 173
Reliability and Validity of EndoTower, A Virtual Reality Trainer for Angled Endoscope Navigation 179
Volumetric Virtual Body Structures 185
Intraoperative 3D Shape Recovery of Abdominal Organs for Laparoscopic Data Fusion 188
Improved Haptic Rendering of Anatomical Data 195
Atlas-Based Segmentation of Pathological Knee Joints 198
A New, Accurate and Easy to Implement Camera and Video Projector Model 204
An Investigation of Immersiveness in Virtual Reality Exposure Using Physiological Data 207
Using Stereoscopy for Medical Virtual Reality 214
A Virtual Environment for Esophageal Intubation Training 221
Visible Korean Human: Another Trial for Making Serially-Sectioned Images 228
High Performance Bilateral Telerobot Control 234
Daily Patient Set-Up Control in Radiation Therapy by Coded Light Projection 237
The Development and Clinical Trail of a Driving Simulator for the Handicapped 240
Realtime Textured 3D-Models for Medical Applications 247
3D Structure from Endoscopic Images 252
Visualization and Attributation of Vascular Structures for Diagnostics and Therapy Planning 255
Development of a Virtual Speaking Simulator Using Image Based Rendering 258
Real-Time Soft Tissue Modelling for Web-Based Surgical Simulation: SurfaceChainMail 261
Virtual Food in Virtual Environments for the Treatment of Eating Disorders 268
Advancements in Immersive VR as a Tool for Preoperative Planning for Laparoscopic Surgery 274
Quantitative Methodology of Evaluating Surgeon Performance in Laparoscopic Surgery 280
Anesthesiology Point of Care Project 287
CT, MRI and Video Based Analysis of Knee Kinematics - A Basis for CT Based Simulation 290
Spring: A General Framework for Collaborative, Real-Time Surgical Simulation 296
Objective Surgical Performance Evaluation based on Haptic Feedback 304
Nasal Airflow Diagnosis - Comparison of Experimental Studies and Computer Simulations 311
Virtual Reality Therapy: Case Study of Fear of Public Speaking 318
Virtual Image Grafting: Image Based Generation of Visualization of Virtual Skin Defects 321
In Vivo Measurement of Solid Organ Visco-Elastic Properties 328
On Defining Metrics for Assessing Laparoscopic Surgical Skills in a Virtual Training Environment 334
A Virtual Fluoroscopy System and its Use for Image Guidance in Unicompartmental Knee Surgery 341
Neuropsychological Performance and Integrated Evaluation for Disabled People Using Virtual Reality: Integrated VR Profile 348
Virtual Environment System for Motor Tele-Rehabilitation 355
Shared Virtual Environments for Telerehabilitation 362
A New Approach for the Synthesis of Glistening Effect in Deformable Anatomical Objects Displayed with Haptic Feedback 369
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Pressure Sensor Data Acquired by the E-Pelvis Simulator During Simulated Pelvic Examinations 376
Visual Representations of Physical Abilities: Reverse Haptic Technology? 380
Simulation of Bleeding during Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy 382
A New Haptic Interface for VR Medical Training 388
The VEPSY UPDATED Project: Technical and Clinical Rationale 395
e-Health in Eating Disorders: Virtual Reality and Telemedicine in Assessment and Treatment 402
Training and Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills using a Haptic Simulator 409
The Blue DRAGON - A System for Monitoring the Kinematics and the Dynamics of Endoscopic Tools in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Objective Laparoscopic Skill Assessment 412
A Tutorial Platform Suitable for Surgical Simulator Training (SimMentor) 419
Protocols for Clinical Tests on Parkinson Disease Affected Persons and Comparison with Healthy People with a Quantitative Method of a New System Daphne 426
First Clinical Trials for Neuromotor Analysis 431
Stroke Rehabilitation at Home Using Virtual Reality, Haptics, and Telemedicine 434
Feature Preserving Refinement of Surfaces for Web-Based Surgical Simulation 438
Risk Reduction in Craniofacial Surgery using Computer-Based Modeling and Intraoperative Immersion 441
Adaptive Hybrid Interpolation Techniques for Direct Haptic Rendering of Isosurfaces 448
An Augmented Reality System for Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsies 455
Automatic Patient Registration in Computer Assisted Maxillofacial Surgery 461
Exploratory Design and Evaluation of a User Interface for Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy 468
Limits of Human Perception of Haptic Information in Minimally Invasive Surgery Tools for Use in Simulation 475
The DextroBeam: A Stereoscopic Presentation System for Volumetric Medical Data 478
Interactive Visualization of Four-Dimensional Ultrasound Data 485
Reshaping Medical Volumetric Data for Enhanced Visualization 488
Visualization of Conserved Structures by Fusing Highly Variable Datasets 494
A System for Simulation and Monitoring of Robot-Assisted and Navigation-Assisted Surgical Interventions (Part I) 501
A New Approach for Modelling Kinematic Dependencies for Monitoring Locations of Objects in Closed Kinematic Chains (Part 2) 504
Temporal Bone Dissection Simulation - An Update 507
Measurement of In-vivo Force Response of Intra-Abdominal Soft Tissues for Surgical Simulation 514
Estimation of Soft-Tissue Model Parameters Using Registered Pre- and Postoperative Facial Surface Scans 520
Virtual Endoscopy Using Spherical QuickTime-VR Panorama Views 523
Integration of Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT) Dose Distribution into the Postoperative CT-Based External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) Treatment Planing 529
The Application of Eyeglass Displays in Changing the Perception of Pain 532
Evaluation of Visualization Techniques for Image-Guided Navigation in Liver Surgery 536
Enhanced Stereographic X-Ray Images 542
The Communication Between Therapist and Patient in Virtual Reality: The Role of Mediation Played by Computer Technology 549
Virtual Reality Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Panic Disorders with Agoraphobia 552
Dextrous and Shared Interaction with Medical Data: Stereoscopic Vision is More Important than Hand-Image Collocation 560
Usability Analysis of VR Simulation Software 567
Elastically Deformable 3D Organs for Haptic Surgical Simulation 570
A Generic Arthroscopy Simulator Architecture 573
Virtual Reality in 3D Echocardiography: Dynamic Visualization of Atrioventricular Annuli Surface Models and Volume Rendered Doppler-Ultrasound 580
Engineering and Algorithm Design for an Image Processing API: A Technical Report on ITK - the Insight Toolkit 586
Finite Element (FE) Modeling of the Mandible: From Geometric Model to Tetrahedral Volumetric Mesh 593
Author Index 597
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