Non-linear Soft Tissue Deformations for the Simulation of Percutaneous Surgeries

  • Jean-Marc Schwartz
  • Ève Langelier
  • Christian Moisan
  • Denis Laurendeau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2208)


We introduce a non-linear extension of the tensor-mass method for real-time computation of biological soft tissue deformations. We aim at developing a simulation tool for the planning of cryogenic surgical treatment of liver cancer. This therapy requires careful planning, therefore accurate modeling of the mechanical behavior of organs is required. Our method presently allows real-time computation of non-linear elastic tissue deformations, and further extension towards viscoelasticity modeling is planned.


Tissue Deformation Biological Soft Tissue Soft Tissue Deformation Viscoelastic Constitutive Model Linear Elastic Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Schwartz
    • 1
  • Ève Langelier
    • 2
  • Christian Moisan
    • 3
  • Denis Laurendeau
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision and Systems LaboratoryUniv. LavalQuébec (Qc)Canada
  2. 2.Biomechanics LaboratoryUniv. LavalQuébec (Qc)Canada
  3. 3.iMRI UnitQuebec City University HospitalQuébec (Qc)Canada

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