Virtual Simulation of Brain Sylvian Fissure Exploration and Aneurysm Clipping with Haptic Feedback for Neurosurgical Training

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics. Published online July 14th, 2018 . DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-95282-6_17

Sergio Teodoro, César Domínguez Velasco, Aldo Francisco Hernández Valencia, Juan Salvador Pérez Lomelí, Miguel Ángel Padilla Castañeda

The development of simulation systems from surgical procedures has been a research topic in several areas in medicine and engineer applications because it supposes a novel alternative for medical skills acquisition, surgical planning, guide during surgery and postoperative control. At the same time, simulation systems represent significant challenges, regarding conceptual design, mathematical, numeric and computational modelling, and finally the validation of the system. In this paper, we present the advances and methodologies applied for the development of a virtual reality system for medical training in neurosurgery. As the case of study, we present the simulation of an aneurysm clipping procedure in two of the main stages: brain Sylvian fissure exploration and aneurysm clipping.