Soft Tissue Biomechanical Modeling for Computer Assisted Surgery

  • Yohan Payan

Part of the Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials book series (SMTEB, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yohan Payan
    Pages 1-3
  3. Amber L. Simpson, Prashanth Dumpuri, William R. Jarnagin, Michael I. Miga
    Pages 7-40
  4. Yo Kobayashi, Hiroki Watanabe, Takeharu Hoshi, Kazuya Kawamura, Masakatsu G. Fujie
    Pages 41-67
  5. Tim Carter, Lianghao Han, Zeike Taylor, Christine Tanner, Nick Beechy-Newman, Sébastien Ourselin et al.
    Pages 71-94
  6. Songbai Ji, Xiaoyao Fan, Alex Hartov, David W. Roberts, Keith D. Paulsen
    Pages 97-133
  7. S. E. Salcudean, R. S. Sahebjavaher, O. Goksel, A. Baghani, S. S. Mahdavi, G. Nir et al.
    Pages 169-198
  8. Marc Hollenstein, Michael Bajka, Barbara Röhrnbauer, Sabrina Badir, Edoardo Mazza
    Pages 201-228
  9. Vincent Luboz, Emmanuel Promayon, Grégory Chagnon, Thierry Alonso, Denis Favier, Christine Barthod et al.
    Pages 243-256
  10. Elisa E. Konofagou, Caroline Maleke, Jonathan Vappou
    Pages 257-280
  11. François Faure, Christian Duriez, Hervé Delingette, Jérémie Allard, Benjamin Gilles, Stéphanie Marchesseau et al.
    Pages 283-321
  12. Céline Fouard, Aurélien Deram, Yannick Keraval, Emmanuel Promayon
    Pages 323-354
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 395-396

About this book



This volume focuses on the biomechanical modeling of biological tissues in the context of Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS). More specifically, deformable soft tissues are addressed since they are the subject of the most recent developments in this field. The pioneering works on this CAS topic date from the 1980's, with applications in orthopaedics and biomechanical models of bones. More recently, however, biomechanical models of soft tissues have been proposed since most of the human body is made of soft organs that can be deformed by the surgical gesture. Such models are much more complicated to handle since the tissues can be subject to large deformations (non-linear geometrical framework) as well as complex stress/strain relationships (non-linear mechanical framework).

Part 1 of the volume presents biomechanical models that have been developed in a CAS context and used during surgery. This is particularly new since most of the soft tissues models already proposed concern Computer Assisted Planning, with a pre-operative use of the models.  Then, the volume addresses the two key issues raised for an intra-operative use of soft tissues models, namely (Part 2) “how to estimate the in vivo mechanical behavior of the tissues?” (i.e. what are the values of the mechanical parameters that can deliver realistic patient-specific behavior?) and (Part 3) “how to build a modeling platform that provides generic real-time (or at least interactive-time) numerical simulations?


computer aided surgery computer assisted intervention deformable soft tissue large deformations non-linear geometry non-linear mechanics open-source platforms robotic surgery stress/strain relationships surgical gesture

Editors and affiliations

  • Yohan Payan
    • 1
  1. 1., TIMC LaboratoryJoseph Fourier UniversityLa Tronche cedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29013-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29014-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2006
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2014
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