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Enhancing the Visual Realism of Hysteroscopy Simulation

Daniel Bachofen, Janos Zátonyi, Matthias Harders, Gabor Székely, Peter Frueh, Markus Thaler
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
January 2006


Visualization is a very important part of a high fidelity surgical simulator. Due to modern computer graphics hardware, which offers more and more features and processing power, it is possible to extend the standard OpenGL rendering methods with advanced visualization techniques to achieve highly realistic rendering in real-time. For an easy and efficient use of these new capabilities, a stand-alone graphics engine has been implemented, which exploits these advanced rendering techniques and provides an interface in order to ensure the interoperability with a software framework for surgical simulators.

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  author = {Daniel Bachofen and Janos Zátonyi and Matthias Harders and Gabor Székely and Peter Frueh and Markus Thaler},
  title = {Enhancing the Visual Realism of Hysteroscopy Simulation},
  booktitle = {Medicine Meets Virtual Reality},
  year = {2006},
  month = {January},
  pages = {31-36},
  volume = {14},
  editor = {J.D. Westwood et al.},
  publisher = {IOS Press},
  keywords = {surgical simulation, visualization, graphics engine}