Medicine Meets Virtual Reality: The Convergence of Physical & Informational Technologies : Options for a New Era in Healthcare

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James D. Westwood
IOS Press, 1999 - Computers - 396 pages
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MMVR offers solutions for problems in clinical care through the phenomenally expanding potential of computer technology. Computer-based tools promise to improve healthcare while reducing cost - a vital requirement in today's economic environment. This seventh annual MMVR focuses on the healthcare needs of women. Women every where demand more attention to breast cancer, cervical cancer, ageing-related conditions. Electronic tools provide the means to revolutionise diagnosis, treatment and education. The book demonstrates what new tools can improve the care of their female patients. As minimally invasive procedures are mainstreamed, advanced imaging and robotics tools become indispensable. The internet and other networks establish new venues for communication and research. Medical education, as well as clinical care, is enhanced by systems allowing instruction and professional interaction in ways never before possible and with efficiency never before achieved. Telemedicine networks now permit providers to meet patients needs where previously impossible. MMVR strengthens the link between healthcare providers and their patients. The volume contains selected papers authored by presenters at the conference. Areas of focus include Computer-Assisted Surgery, Data Fusion & Informatics, Diagnostic Tools, Education & Training, Mental Health, Modelling, Net Architecture, Robotics, Simulation, Telemedicine, Telepresence and Visualisation.
 

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Contents

Telepathology in Neurosurgery H R Abbasi R Weigel C Sommer P Schmiedek
1
The Use of an Information Architecture Modeling Tool in the Development of Disease
15
Automatic Modeling of Knee Joint Motion for the Virtual Reality Dynamic Anatomy
30
An Improved Stereotactic Technique for Cyst Cannulation W C Bergman V Tse
45
Defining the Role of Haptic Feedback in Minimally Invasive Surgery O S Bholar
62
A PCBased Immersive Training System
76
A Wholistic Approach to Rehabilitation D Cunningham
90
Efficient Linear Elastic Models of Soft Tissues for Realtime Surgery Simulation
100
Universal Interfacing System for Interactive Technologies in Telemedicine
205
Virtual Hand Laboratory Meets Endoscopic Surgery C L MacKenzie E D Graham
212
A Comprehensive WWWbased Neuromonitoring System for
228
Immersive Surgical Robotic Interfaces P Oppenheimer S Weghorst M MacFarlane
242
SemiAutomated Analysis for MRI of Breast Tumors S C Partridge E J Heumann
259
A Telementored TransRectal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy T L Purkable
275
SurgeonTool ForceTorque Signatures Evaluation of Surgical Skills in Minimally
290
Limitations of Distributed Segmentation for ThreeDimensional Radiological Modeling
308

Use of 2D Versus 6D Enhanced
116
Interactive Navigation and Bronchial TubeTracking in Virtual Bronchoscopy
130
Presence as an Emotional Experience MP Huang and NE Alessi
148
Virtual Endoscopy using Surface Rendering and Perspective Volume Rendering
161
Telepresence Surgery System Enhances Medical Student Surgery Training
174
Clinical Experiences
187
Interactive Volume Visualization Using Intelligent Movies R Schubert B Pflesser
327
A Portable Virtual Environment Knee Arthroscopy Training System with Objective
335
Virtual Reality Based Surgery Simulation for Endoscopic Gynaecology G Székely
351
A Breast Biopsy System F Wahora B Temkin
367
Virtual Cutting of Anatomical Structures G Voß J K Hahn W Müller
381
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