Advertisement

A Flexible Framework for Highly-Modular Surgical Simulation Systems

  • S. Tuchschmid
  • M. Grassi
  • D. Bachofen
  • P. Früh
  • M. Thaler
  • G. Székely
  • M. Harders
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4072)

Abstract

We present a modular software framework which is currently used for high-fidelity surgical simulation of hysteroscopic interventions. Main design criteria was to meet various real-time requirements without losing maintainability or extensibility of the overall system. Moreover, communication and synchronization tools were developed for the multi-threaded environment. The efficiency and scalability of a convenient thread-based parallelization scheme is demonstrated for the distension fluid computation, as well as the collision detection algorithm. Performance measurements on a four processor system show an almost perfect scalability for larger problems.

Keywords

Collision Detection Haptic Device Main Loop Rigid Object Deformable Object 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    OGRE 3D (visited March 2006), http://www.ogre3d.org
  2. 2.
    SOFA Simulation Open Framework Architecture (visited March 2006), http://sofa-framework.org
  3. 3.
    Cavusoglu, M.C., Goktekin, T.G., Tendick, F., Sastry, S.: GiPSi: An open source/open architecture software development framework for surgical simulation. In: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, pp. 46–48 (January 2004)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Epic Games. Unreal engine 3 (visited March 2006), http://www.epicgames.com
  5. 5.
    Harders, M., Steinemann, D., Gross, M., Szekely, G.: A hybrid cutting approach for hysteroscopy simulation. In: Duncan, J.S., Gerig, G. (eds.) MICCAI 2005. LNCS, vol. 3750, pp. 567–574. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    id Software. Quake 4 engine (visited March 2006), http://www.idsoftware.com
  7. 7.
    GiPSi General Interactive Physical Simulation Interface (visited March 2006), http://gipsi.case.edu
  8. 8.
    Irrlicht (visited March 2006), http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net
  9. 9.
    Levy, J.S.: Virtual reality hysteroscopy. J. Am. Assoc. Gyn. Laparosc. 3, 25–26 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Immersion Medical. AccuTouch system (visited March 2006), http://www.immersion.com/medical
  11. 11.
    Montgomery, K., Bruyns, C., Brown, J., Sorkin, S., Mazzela, F., Thonier, G., Tellier, A., Lerman, B., Menon, A.: Spring: A general framework for collaborative, realtime surgical simulation. In: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, pp. 23–26 (2002)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Montgomery, K., Heinrichs, L.R., Bruyns, C., Wildermuth, S., Hasser, C., Ozenne, S., Bailey, D.: Surgical simulator for hysteroscopy: A case study of visualization in surgical training. In: IEEE Visualization, pp. 449–452 (2001)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Teschner, M., Heidelberger, B., Mueller, M., Pomeranets, D., Gross, M.: Optimized spatial hashing for collision detection of deformable objects. In: Proceedings of Vision, Modeling, Visualization VMV 2003, pp. 47–54 (November 2003)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Tuchschmid
    • 1
  • M. Grassi
    • 2
  • D. Bachofen
    • 2
  • P. Früh
    • 2
  • M. Thaler
    • 2
  • G. Székely
    • 1
  • M. Harders
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision LabETH ZurichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Inst. for Applied Information Technology, ZHW WinterthurSwitzerland

Personalised recommendations