Kume N, Nakao M, Kuroda T, Yoshihara H, Komori M. FEM-based soft tissue destruction model for ablation simulator. 2005; 111:263-9

PMID: 15718741


In surgical procedures, ablation is one of the most difficult skills to train and acquire. For the risk of ablation failure, ablation training environments are desired. This paper proposes FEM-based deformation and destruction soft tissue model for ablation training simulator. The proposed model employs shearing stress hypothesis. The result of simulation experiments shows that the model can express different destruction progression by manipulation.