Developing An Immersive Ultrasound Guided Needle Puncture Simulator

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  • F. P. Vidal
  • P.-F. Villard
  • R. Holbrey
  • N. W. John
  • F. Bello
  • A. Bulpitt
  • D. A. Gould
We present an integrated system for training ultrasound guided needle puncture. Our aim is to provide a cost effective and validated training tool that uses actual patient data to enable interventional radiology trainees to learn how to carry out image-guided needle puncture. The input data required is a computed tomography scan of the patient that is used to create the patient specific models. Force measurements have been made on real tissue and the resulting data is incorporated into the simulator. Respiration and soft tissue deformations are also carried out to further improve the fidelity of the simulator.


  • image guided needle puncture training, interventional radiology training, needle puncture
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 (MMVR17)
Place of PublicationLong Beach, California
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: - Long Beach, United States
Duration: 19 Jan 200922 Jan 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press


ConferenceMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17
Abbreviated titleMMVR17
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach
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