Simulation-based Virtual Prototyping of Customized Catheterization Devices

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Y. Y. Cai, K.-M. Liew

School of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nanyang Centre for Supercomputing & Visualization, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

C.-K. Chui

Biomedical Precision Engineering Lab, University of Tokyo, JapanBiomedical Imaging Lab, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

X. Ye

College of Computer Science & State Key Lab of CAD/CG, Zhejiang University, China, and SolidWorks Corp., USA

J. H. Anderson

School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, USA

I. Sakuma

Biomedical Precision Engineering Lab, University of Tokyo, Japan

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 4(2), 132-139 (May 28, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1705667 History: Received July 01, 2003; Revised February 01, 2004; Online May 28, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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An overview for virtual prototyping of patient-specific catheterization devices
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Vascular geometric modeling
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Normal and variant aortic arteries
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Normal and variant coronary arteries
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Construction of coronary arteries from angiograms
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Definition of the virtual catheter segments
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FEM modeling of a virtual catheter
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A user is navigating a virtual catheter into the left coronary artery from the aorta arch with the VR interventional simulator. A fluoroscopic view with only X-ray sensitive catherterization device is displayed in the left monitor, and a relational 3D view of the catheterization device and the patient-specific vascular model is shown in the right monitor
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Patient-specific vascular model aligned with the VHD® data
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A virtual catheter is being navigated into the coronary artery from the aorta arch with the patient-specific vascular model
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A customized catheter designed with the details of selected components




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