On the importance of modelling organ geometry and boundary conditions for predicting three-dimensional prostate deformation.

The use of an ultrasound probe or a needle guide during biopsy deforms both the rectal wall and the prostate, resulting in lesion motion. An accurate patient-specific finite element (FE)-based biomechanical model can be used to predict prostate deformations. In this study, an FE model of a prostate phantom is developed using magnetic resonance images, while… CONTINUE READING