Patient specific physical anatomy models

B. M. Cameron, D. R. Holmes, M. E. Rettmann, R. A. Robb

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


The advent of small footprint stereo-lithographic printers and the ready availability of segmentation and surface modeling software provide a unique opportunity to create patient-specific physical models of anatomy, validation of image guided intervention applications against phantoms that exhibit naturally occurring anatomic variation. Because these models can incorporate all structures relevant to a procedure, this allows validation to occur under realistic conditions using the same or similar techniques as would be used in a clinical application. This in turn reduces the number of trials and time spent performing in-vivo validation experiments. In this paper, we describe our general approach for the creation of both non-tissue and tissue-mimicking patient-specific models as part of a general-purpose patient emulation system used to validate image guided intervention applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
StatePublished - 2008
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 2008Feb 1 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


  • Patient emulation
  • Patient-specific models
  • Stereo-lithographic printing
  • Tissuemimicking
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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