Laser surgery simulation platform: Toward full-procedure training and rehearsal for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) therapy

Yunhe Shen, Vamsi Konchada, Nan Zhang, Saurabh Jain, Xiangmin Zhou, Daniel Burke, Carson Wong, Culley Carson, Claus Roehrborn, Robert Sweet

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Recently, photo-selective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) has been a popular alternative to the standard electrocautery - transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). Here we introduce a new training system for practicing the laser therapy by using a virtual reality (VR) simulator. To interactively and realistically simulate PVP on a virtual organ with an order of a quarter million elements, a few novel and practical solutions have been applied to handle the challenges in modeling tissue ablation, contact/collision and deformation; endoscopic instruments tracking, haptic rendering and a web/database curriculum management module are integrated into the system. Over 40 urologists and surgical experts have been invited nationally and participated in the system verification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Pages574-580
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume163
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • BPH
  • PVP
  • surgery simulation
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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