Richard Tascherau

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− To facilitate training and planning for medical procedures such as prostate brachytherapy, we are developing an interactive simulation of needle insertion and radioactive seed implantation in soft tissues. We describe a new 2D dynamic FEM model based on a reduced set of scalar parameters such as needle friction, sharpness, and velocity, where the mesh is(More)
− Medical procedures such as seed implants, biopsies, and treatment injections require inserting a needle tip to a specific target location inside the human body. This is difficult because (1) insertion causes soft tissues to displace and deform, and (2) it is often difficult or impossible to obtain imaging data during insertion. We are developing a(More)
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