Andrew B. Mor

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Surgical simulation has many applications in medical education, surgical training, surgical planning and intra-operative assistance. However, extending current surface-based computer graphics methods to model phenomena such as the deformation, cutting, tearing or repairing of soft tissues poses significant challenges for real-time interactions. This paper(More)
Surgical simulation is a promising technology for training medical students and planning procedures. One major requirement for these simulation systems is a method to generate realistic cuts through soft tissue models. This paper describes methods for cutting through tetrahedral models of soft tissue. The cutting surface follows the free form path of the(More)
A system for simulating arthroscopic knee surgery that is based on volumetric object models derived from 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging is presented. Feedback is provided to the user via real-time volume rendering and force feedback for haptic exploration. The system is the result of a unique collaboration between an industrial research laboratory, two major(More)
Almost all computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery systems that rely on the anterior pelvic plane definition, such as in computed tomography and magnetic resonance image-based, fluoroscopy-based, and nonimage total hip replacement approaches, are derived from identifying two pairs of pelvic bony landmarks: anterior superior iliac spines and the pubic(More)
We propose a two-level method for 3D non-rigid registration and apply the method to the problem of building statistical atlases of 3D anatomical structures. 3D registration is an important problem in computer vision and a challenge topic in medical image field due to the geometrical complexity of anatomical shapes and size of medical image data. In this(More)
Reduced range of motion, prosthetic impingement, and joint dislocation can all result from misalignment of the acetabular component (i.e. cup alignment) in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Most methods for acetabular component alignment are designed to provide 45-50 degrees abduction and 15-25 degrees of operative anteversion (also known as(More)
This thesis deals with the modification of finite element models used in surgical simulation. Surgical simulation offers the promise of enhanced medical training and education. It can provide a more realistic learning environment than many of the methodologies employed today while reducing costs. It also increases the variability of pathologies presented to(More)
The pair of lunar rovers discussed in this report will return video and state data to various ventures, including theme park and marketing concerns, science agencies, and educational institutions. The greatest challenge accepted by the design team was to enable operations throughout the extremely cold and dark lunar night, an unprecedented goal in planetary(More)
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