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A vascular catheterization simulator for training and treatment planning.

Authors
  • Anderson, J H
  • Raghavan, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of digital imaging
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1998
Volume
11
Issue
3 Suppl 1
Pages
120–123
Identifiers
PMID: 9735448
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have developed a working prototype of an augmented reality based vascular catheterization simulator. The simulator is called daVinci, and provides the interventional radiologists with a "hands on, user friendly, image based environment to augment training, enhance pretreatment planning and design interventional products and devices. daVinci is based on computational modeling of human anatomical images and provides the user with capabilities for realtime simulated navigation of catheters in both 2-D and 3-D modeled vessels. In addition, multiplaner CT, MRI and anatomical data sets are incorporated into the simulator to enhance the understanding of anatomical relationships associated with vascular catheterization procedures. The current prototype is designed for peripheral vascular applications. Additional systems are currently being considered for both interventional neuroradiology and cardiology.

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