3D Anatomical Modelling and Simulation Concepts

Nowadays, a large panel of medical acquisitions devices are made available producing a large amount of information such as high-resolution volumes, temporal sequences or functional images. Although this information helps scientists and physicians better understand the human anatomy and physiology, it becomes more-and-more difficult to analyse and visualise it. In this context, anatomical and functional models that combine multi-modal information are highly demanded. These models are successfully used in medical simulations such as virtual surgical interventions (e.g., bone, liver surgeries) or physiological process analysis (e.g., tumour growth, cartilage degeneration). They improve the diagnosis and assist the physicians. In this tutorial, we will present the current research issues towards the creation of patient-specific anatomical models and their functional simulation. Various topics in medical modelling/simulation will be addressed, focusing on computer-graphics based approaches, such as deformable models in image segmentation, data fusion, interactive physically-based simulation and costefficient visualisation. Examples will be given in the musculoskeletal, cardiac and vascular domains. All speakers are partners of the EU project "3D Anatomical Human" led by MIRALab - University of Geneva.

, booktitle = {
Eurographics 2009 - Tutorials
}, editor = {
K. Museth and D. Weiskopf
}, title = {{
3D Anatomical Modelling and Simulation Concepts
}}, author = {
Magnenat-Thalmann, N.
Schmid, J.
Delingette, H.
Agus, M.
Guitian, J. A. Iglesias
}, year = {
}, publisher = {
The Eurographics Association
}, ISBN = {}, DOI = {
} }