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A Flexible Framework for Highly-Modular Surgical Simulation Systems

S. Tuchschmid, M. Grassi, D. Bachofen, P. Früh, M. Thaler, G. Székely and M. Harders
Biomedical Simulation: Third International Symposium, ISBMS 2006, Zurich, Switzerland, July 10-11, 2006
July 2006

Abstract

We present a modular software framework which is currently used for high-fidelity surgical simulation of hysteroscopic interventions. Main design criteria was to meet various real-time requirements without losing maintainability or extensibility of the overall system. Moreover, communication and synchronization tools were developed for the multi-threaded environment. The efficiency and scalability of a convenient thread-based parallelization scheme is demonstrated for the distension fluid computation, as well as the collision detection algorithm. Performance measurements on a four processor system show an almost perfect scalability for larger problems.


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@InProceedings{eth_biwi_00437,
  author = {S. Tuchschmid and M. Grassi and D. Bachofen and P. Fr\"uh and M. Thaler and G. Székely and M. Harders},
  title = {A Flexible Framework for Highly-Modular Surgical Simulation Systems},
  booktitle = {Biomedical Simulation: Third International Symposium, ISBMS 2006, Zurich, Switzerland, July 10-11, 2006},
  year = {2006},
  month = {July},
  pages = {84 - 92},
  volume = {4072},
  series = { Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  publisher = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg},
  keywords = {}
}