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Interactive Planning of Cryotherapy Using Physically-Based Simulation

Hugo Talbot 1 Myriam Lekkal 1 Rémi Béssard-Duparc 1 Stéphane Cotin 1, 2
1 SHACRA - Simulation in Healthcare using Computer Research Advances
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, Inria Nancy - Grand Est
Abstract : Cryotherapy is a rapidly growing minimally invasive technique for the treatment of certain tumors. It consists in destroying cancer cells by extreme cold delivered at the tip of a needle-like probe. As the resulting iceball is often smaller than the targeted tumor, a key to the success of cryotherapy is the planning of the position and orientation of the multiple probes required to treat a tumor, while avoiding any damage to the surrounding tissues. In order to provide such a planning tool, a number of challenges need to be addressed such as fast and accurate computation of the freezing process or interactive positioning of the virtual cryoprobes in the pre-operative image volume. To address these challenges, we present an approach which relies on an advanced computational framework, and a gesture-based planning system using contact-less technology to remain compatible with a use in a sterile environment.
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Hugo Talbot, Myriam Lekkal, Rémi Béssard-Duparc, Stéphane Cotin. Interactive Planning of Cryotherapy Using Physically-Based Simulation. MMVR 21 - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality - 2014, Feb 2014, Manhattan Beach, California, United States. ⟨hal-00918200⟩



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