From Finite Element Meshes to Clouds of Points: A Review of Methods for Generation of Computational Biomechanics Models for Patient-Specific Applications

Adam Wittek, N.M. Grosland, Grand Joldes, V. Magnotta, Karol Miller

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Abstract

© 2015, Biomedical Engineering Society. It has been envisaged that advances in computing and engineering technologies could extend surgeons’ ability to plan and carry out surgical interventions more accurately and with less trauma. The progress in this area depends crucially on the ability to create robustly and rapidly patient-specific biomechanical models. We focus on methods for generation of patient-specific computational grids used for solving partial differential equations governing the mechanics of the body organs. We review state-of-the-art in this area and provide suggestions for future research. To provide a complete picture of the field of patient-specific model generation, we also discuss methods for identifying and assigning patient-specific material properties of tissues and boundary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume44
Issue number1
Early online date30 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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