The main goal of this project is to develop an interactive simulator for neurosurgical procedures involving vasculature using the SOFA framework. The development consists of anatomical modeling and volumetric meshing of vascular structures, combining a FEM biomechanical modeling with fluid simulation; coupling collision detection and response with haptic feedback; and integrating GPU-based implementations for real-time simulation. This Phase II proposal is a partnership between Kitware Inc.; the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); the Departments of Computer Science and Neurosugery at the University of North Carolina (UNC); and Old Dominion University (ODU).
The project is supported by the Office Of The Director, National Institutes Of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R44OD018334. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
This project builds upon and contributes back to a variety of open-source efforts, including the following: