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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2011 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 36-48
Dong Ni , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wing Yin Chan , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jing Qin , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yim Pan Chui , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yingge Qu , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Simon S. M. Ho , Union Hospital, Hong Kong
Pheng Ann Heng , Chinese University of Hong Kong
A VR-based training system for practicing biopsies simulates ultrasound imagery by stitching multiple ultrasound volumes on the basis of a 3D scale-invariant feature transform algorithm. In addition, a six-degree-of-freedom force model delivers a realistic haptic rendering of needle insertion.
virtual surgery, ultrasound-guided biopsy, image registration and stitching, haptic modeling, deformable models, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia

Y. P. Chui et al., "A Virtual Reality Simulator for Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy Training," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, no. , pp. 36-48, 2009.
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