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System integration of VR-simulated surgical support system

  • Hiroshi Oyama
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

We describe here a virtual reality simulated surgical support system and how to use a technology of virtual reality in medicine. We made a virtual operation room and 3D organs with cancer in a virtual environment. The simulated organ image was composed of approximately 15,000 polygons and the frame rate was about 10–15/sec. The system may be used to plan surgical procedures and to educate medical staff. We discuss here the purpose of the system, its current implementation, its current limitations and future applications.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Surgical Simulation Virtual Reality Simulation Virtual Reality Environment 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Oyama
    • 1
  1. 1.National Cancer Center HospitalChuo-ku, TokyoJapan

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