A Method for Estimating Patient Specific Parameters for Simulation of Tissue Deformation by Finite Element Analysis

  • Ken’ichi Morooka
  • Shuji Sonoki
  • Ryo Kurazume
  • Tsutomu Hasegawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7930)


This paper proposes a method for estimating patient-specific material parameters used in the finite element analysis which simulates soft tissue deformation. The estimation of suitable material parameters for a patient is important for a navigation system for endoscopic surgery. At first, many data of soft tissue deformation are generated by changing the material parameters. Next, using Principle Component Analysis, each data with high dimensional is converted into the lower vector. The relationship between the material parameter and the deformation is found in the lower potential space.


FE analysis patient specific parameter minimally invasive surgery surgical navigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken’ichi Morooka
    • 1
  • Shuji Sonoki
    • 1
  • Ryo Kurazume
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Hasegawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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