Daigo Tanaka

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The current study presents a computerized planning scheme for prostate cryosurgery using a variable insertion depth strategy. This study is a part of an ongoing effort to develop computerized tools for cryosurgery. Based on typical clinical practices, previous automated planning schemes have required that all cryoprobes be aligned at a single insertion(More)
As a part of ongoing efforts to develop computerized planning tools for cryosurgery, the current study focuses on developing an efficient numerical technique for bioheat transfer simulations. Our long-term goal is to develop a planning tool for cryosurgery that takes a 3D reconstruction of a target region, and suggests the best cryoprobe layout. Toward that(More)
Many surgical procedures use cannulas, guidewires, and catheters in the treatment of life threatening conditions (e.g. cardiac tamponade and tension pneumothorax), or for diagnosis (e.g. diagnostic peritoneal lavage). Simulator development is costly in time and resources. Most computer-based trainers are procedure-specific. Each trainer uses a different(More)
ii iii Acknowledgements I would like to express my gratitude to my research advisors, Professors Yoed Rabin and Kenji Shimada, for providing me the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Their guidance and patience over the past four years has been instrumental to both my professional and personal development. I would like to thank Professors Phil Campbell(More)
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