Modeling and simulation of flexible needles.

  title={Modeling and simulation of flexible needles.},
  author={Orcun Goksel and Ehsan Dehghan and Septimiu E. Salcudean},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  volume={31 9},
Needle insertion is performed in many clinical and therapeutic procedures. Tissue displacement and needle bending which result from needle-tissue interaction make accurate targeting difficult. For performing physicians to gain essential needle targeting skills, needle insertion simulators can be used for training. An accurate needle bending model is essential for such simulators. These bending models are also needed for needle path planning. In this paper, three different models are presented… CONTINUE READING
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