Interactive Simulation of Embolization Coils: Modeling and Experimental Validation

  • Jérémie Dequidt
  • Maud Marchal
  • Christian Duriez
  • Erwan Kerien
  • Stéphane Cotin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5241)


Coil embolization offers a new approach to treat aneurysms. This medical procedure is namely less invasive than an open-surgery as it relies on the deployment of very thin platinum-based wires within the aneurysm through the arteries. When performed intracranially, this procedure must be particularly accurate and therefore carefully planned and performed by experienced radiologists. A simulator of the coil deployment represents an interesting and helpful tool for the physician by providing information on the coil behavior. In this paper, an original modeling is proposed to obtain interactive and accurate simulations of coil deployment. The model takes into account geometric nonlinearities and uses a shape memory formulation to describe its complex geometry. An experimental validation is performed in a contact-free environment to identify the mechanical properties of the coil and to quantitatively compare the simulation with real data. Computational performances are also measured to insure an interactive simulation.


Beam Element Embolization Coil Local Frame Interactive Simulation Helical Coil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérémie Dequidt
    • 1
  • Maud Marchal
    • 1
  • Christian Duriez
    • 1
  • Erwan Kerien
    • 2
  • Stéphane Cotin
    • 1
  1. 1.Project-Team Alcove, INRIA Nord-EuropeFrance
  2. 2.Project-Team Magrit, INRIA LorraineFrance

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