Patient-Specific Studies of Pelvic Floor Biomechanics Using Imaging

  • Qi Wei
  • Siddhartha Sikdar
  • Parag Chitnis
  • Ghazaleh Rostaminia
  • S. Abbas Shobeiri


Biomechanical modeling and simulation of the pelvic floor structures have caught much attention in the past decade. Many computational approaches were developed with the goal of advancing our understanding the mechanism of the pelvic floor pathologies and improving treatment clinically. In this chapter, we review some of the existing work on building three dimensional (3D) models of the pelvic floor and modeling its mechanics.


3D computational modeling 3D geometric modeling Finite element model Levator ani muscle Pelvic floor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Wei
    • 1
  • Siddhartha Sikdar
    • 1
  • Parag Chitnis
    • 1
  • Ghazaleh Rostaminia
    • 2
  • S. Abbas Shobeiri
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, INOVA Women’s Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityInova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows RoadFalls ChurchUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Subspecialties, INOVA Women’s HospitalVirginia Commonwealth UniversityFalls ChurchUSA
  4. 4.Department of BioengineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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