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A new framework for behavior modeling of organs and soft tissue using the Boundary-Element Methods

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3 Author(s)
Koppel, D. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA ; Chandrasekaran, S. ; Yuan-Fang Wang

In this paper, a method for modeling the deformation behavior of organs and soft tissue is presented. The purpose is to predict the global deformation effect that arbitrary, time-varying external perturbations have on an organ. The perturbation might be caused by an instrument (e.g., through the surgeonpsilas grasping and pinching actions), or it might be from organ-organ, organ-body-wall collisions in a bodily cavity. A methodology, employing (1) a surface representation based on the Boundary-Element Method-or BEM, of the deformation equations and (2) recently developed linear-algebra techniques (known as the ldquoHierarchical Semi-Separablerdquo matrix representation-or HSS), is proposed. We demonstrate that the proposed framework achieves an almost linear time complexity of O(n1.14), a significant speed up comparing to the traditional O(n3) schemes employing brute-force linear-algebra solution methods based on Finite-Element Method (FEM) formulations. Furthermore, unlike some previous approach, no restriction is placed on the external perturbation pattern and how it can change over time.

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Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, 2008. CVPRW '08. IEEE Computer Society Conference on

Date of Conference:

23-28 June 2008