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Developing a Framework for Computerized Training of Cryosurgery Based on Finite Elements Analysis

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Robert Keelan, Kenji Shimada, Yoed Rabin

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Paper No. SBC2011-53192, pp. 749-750; 2 pages
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 22–25, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5458-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


As a part of an ongoing effort to develop computerized training tools for cryosurgery—the destruction of undesired tissues by freezing—the current study focuses on developing an efficient framework of applying a commercially available finite-element (FE) code to meet simulation runtime applicable to clinical training. Computerized training is focused on a minimally invasive procedure with prostate cryosurgery as a development model.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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