Medicine Meets Virtual Reality VII: The Convergence of Physical and Informational Technologies: Options for a New Era in Health Care / Edition 1

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MMVR offers solutions for problems in clinical care through the phenomenally expanding potential of computer technology. Computer-based tools promise to improve healthcare while reducing cost - a vital requirement in today's economic environment.
This seventh annual MMVR focuses on the healthcare needs of women. Women every where demand more attention to breast cancer, cervical cancer, ageing-related conditions. Electronic tools provide the means to revolutionise diagnosis, treatment and education. The book demonstrates what new tools can improve the care of their female patients.
As minimally invasive procedures are mainstreamed, advanced imaging and robotics tools become indispensable. The internet and other networks establish new venues for communication and research. Medical education, as well as clinical care, is enhanced by systems allowing instruction and professional interaction in ways never before possible and with efficiency never before achieved. Telemedicine networks now permit providers to meet patients needs where previously impossible. MMVR strengthens the link between healthcare providers and their patients.
The volume contains selected papers authored by presenters at the conference. Areas of focus include Computer-Assisted Surgery, Data Fusion & Informatics, Diagnostic Tools, Education & Training, Mental Health, Modelling, Net Architecture, Robotics, Simulation, Telemedicine, Telepresence and Visualisation.
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Telepathology in Neurosurgery 1
A System for the Simulation and Planning of Orthodontic Treatment using a Low Cost 3D Laser Scanner for Dental Anatomy Capturing 8
The Use of an Information Architecture Modeling Tool in the Development of Disease Management Systems 15
Deformation Simulation Algorithms of Elastic Tissues in "Real-Time" Based in Elasticity Theory 21
Anatomical and Physiological Models for Surgical Simulation 23
Automatic Modeling of Knee Joint Motion for the Virtual Reality Dynamic Anatomy (VRDA) Tool 30
CathSim 36
Simulation of Tissue Cutting and Bleeding for Laparoscopic Surgery using Auxiliary Surfaces 38
An Improved Stereotactic Technique for Cyst Cannulation 45
A Virtual Instrument Ergonomics Workstation to Measure Surgeons' Physical Stress 49
Fast Finite Element Modeling for Surgical Simulation 55
Defining the Role of Haptic Feedback in Minimally Invasive Surgery 62
Haptic Rendering of Isosurfaces Directly from Medical Images 67
Realtime Simulation of Tissue Deformation for the Nasal Endoscopy Simulator (NES) 74
Preop Endoscopic Simulator: A PC-Based Immersive Training System for Bronchoscopy 76
Hierarchical Decomposition of Laparoscopic Procedures 83
Virtual Reality: A Wholistic Approach to Rehabilitation 90
Thin Walled Models for Haptic and Graphical Rendering of Soft Tissues in Surgical Simulations 94
Efficient Linear Elastic Models of Soft Tissues for Real-time Surgery Simulation 100
Stereo Augmented Reality in the Surgical Microscope 102
A New Hybrid Renderer for Virtual Bronchoscopy 109
Visual Clues in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Use of 2-D Versus 6-D Enhanced Performance of Complex Minimally Invasive Complex Skills 116
Evaluation of Skill Acquisition Using a Force Feedback, Virtual Reality Based Surgical Trainer 121
An Intelligent, Interactive Platform for Ophthalmic Teaching, Telemedicine, and Telecollaboration: Design Considerations and Prototype Construction 124
Interactive Navigation and Bronchial Tube Tracking in Virtual Bronchoscopy 130
Anatomic VisualizeR: Realizing the Vision of a VR-based Learning Environment 134
Some Virtual Reality and Telemedicine Applications Useful for Long-Duration Spaceflight from a Systems Engineering Perspective 141
Presence as an Emotional Experience 148
Gaze Patterns in Laparoscopic Surgery 154
Virtual Endoscopy using Surface Rendering and Perspective Volume Rendering 161
Teleimmersion for the Doctor's Office 167
Telepresence Surgery System Enhances Medical Student Surgery Training 174
New Software Applications for Interchangeable Instrumentation in Spinal Stereotaxis 179
Virtual Reality on the Web: The Potentials of Different Methodologies and Visualization Techniques for Scientific Research and Medical Education 181
Planning of Skull Base Surgery in the Virtual Workbench: Clinical Experiences 187
Knowledge Optimization: Theory and Application to Point-of-Care Testing 189
"KnowWare: Virtual Reality Maps for Blind People" 191
Dynamic Volume Texture Mapping and Model Deformation for Visually Realistic Surgical Simulation 198
Universal Interfacing System for Interactive Technologies in Telemedicine, Disabilities, Rehabilitation, and Education 205
Virtual Hand Laboratory Meets Endoscopic Surgery 212
Interactive Visualization of 3D Fields and Images on Inexpensive Workstations Using VRML 219
Virtual Arthroscopy Training: Do the "Virtual Skills" Developed Match the Real Skills Required? 221
BRAVO/Teletrend: A Comprehensive WWW-based Neuromonitoring System for the Neurosurgery ICU 228
Virtual 3D Cutting for Bone Segment Extraction in Maxillofacial Surgery Planning 235
Immersive Surgical Robotic Interfaces 242
PET Supports the Hypothesized Existence of a Male Sexual Brain Algorithm which may Respond to Treatment Combining Psychotherapy with Virtual Reality 249
The Wearable Motherboard: A Flexible Information Infrastructure or Sensate Liner for Medical Applications 252
Semi-Automated Analysis for MRI of Breast Tumors 259
PC-based Telerehabilitation System with Force Feedback 261
Digital Image Recording: An Integral Aspect of Video Endoscopy 268
A Telementored Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy 275
The Ergonomics of Virtual Reality: Human Factors in Developing Clinical-Oriented Virtual Environments 278
3-D Position Measurement for Microsurgical Evaluation 285
Surgeon-Tool Force/Torque Signatures - Evaluation of Surgical Skills in Minimally Invasive Surgery 290
New Approaches to Virtual Environment Surgery 297
Tests on Reliability of a Prostate Biopsy Telerobotic System 302
Limitations of Distributed Segmentation for Three-Dimensional Radiological Modeling 308
Laser 3-D Scanning for Surface Rendering in Biomedical Research and Education 315
Interactive Volume Visualization Using "Intelligent Movies" 321
An Interface for Precise and Comfortable 3D Work with Volumetric Medical Datasets 328
A Portable Virtual Environment Knee Arthroscopy Training System with Objective Scoring 335
Early Experience and Validation Work with Procedicus VA - The Prosolvia Virtual Reality Shoulder Arthroscopy Trainer 337
Interactive Volume Visualizations for Synchronous and Asynchronous Remote Collaboration 344
Virtual Reality Based Surgery Simulation for Endoscopic Gynaecology 351
Development of a Robotic Navigation System for Neurosurgery 358
CathSim: An Intravascular Catheterization Simulator on a PC 360
Virtual Reality and Women's Health: A Breast Biopsy System 367
CAREN - Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment 373
A Technique for Very High Accuracy Image Intensifier Calibration 379
Virtual Cutting of Anatomical Structures 381
A Voice-Controlled Robotic Assistant for Neuroendoscopy 384
The Correction of MR Images Distortion with Phantom Studies 388
Prostate Biopsy Schemes: 3-D Visualization-based Evaluation 390
Author Index 393
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