Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IV

A MICCAI 2009 Workshop, 24 September 2009

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Mathematical modelling and computer simulation have proved tremendously successful in engineering. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the success of computational mechanics to fields outside traditional engineering, in particular to biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions on the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis for analysing biomedical images by constraining the solution to biologically reasonable motions and processes. Biomechanical modelling can also provide clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and organism scales. The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated medicine.

The authors of the best papers presented at the Computational Biomechanics for Medicine workshop will be requested to submit an extended version of their papers to the special section of the Medical Image Analysis journal.


Miccai 2009 Proceedings

Workshop proceedings

To CBM 2009 Workshop Participants:
To have your copy of The Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IV proceedings (published by Springer) sent to you, please fill in and sign the credit card payment form. MasterCard, VisaCard and BankCard are accepted. The form should be faxed (+61 8 6488 8124) or emailed (vsoucik@mech.uwa.edu.au) to Mrs. Viera Soucik (Administrative Officer, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, The University of Western Australia). When emailing, use “CBM 4 MICCAI 2009” as your subject line. Include your shipping address in the fax/email.


Invited speakers:

Professor Marcus Pandy, University of Melbourne,


“Computational modeling of human gait: muscle coordination of walking and running”


Professor Perumal Nithiarasu, Swansea University,


Patient-specific modelling of cardiovascular and respiratory flow problems – challenges”




Invited lectures are planned for 40 min + 20 min discussion

Podium presentations are planned for 20 min + 10 min discussion


8.30-9.00 Registration


09.00-09.10 Opening remarks (Karol Miller)


Stream 1. Computational biomechanics of soft tissues and flow


9.10 10.10        Invited Lecture 1: Patient-specific modelling of cardiovascular and respiratory flow problems challenges

    Perumal Nithiarasu


10.10 10.40      MRI Tissue Segmentation Using a Variational Multilayer Approach

            Ginmo Chung, Ivo D. Dinov, Arthur W. Toga and Luminita A. Vese


10.40 11.00 Break


11.00 – 11.30      Mapping Microcalcifications Between 2D Mammograms and 3D MRI using a Biomechanical Model of the Breast

    Vijay Rajagopal, Jae-Hoon Chung Ralph P. Highnam, Ruth Warren, Poul  M.F. Nielsen and Martyn P. Nash


11.30-12.00         Accuracy of non-linear FE modelling for surgical simulation: study using soft tissue phantom

            Jiajie Ma, Adam Wittek, Surya Singh, Grand Joldes, Toshikatsu Washio, Kiyoyuki Chinzei and Karol Miller


12.00-12.30         Patient-Specic Haemodynamic Analysis for Proximal Protection in Carotid Angioplasty

            Harvey Ho, David Ladd, Andrew Holden and Peter Hunter


12.30 14.00 Lunch and registration


14.00 15.00 Poster Session


Cortical Surface Motion Estimation for Brain Shift Prediction

Grand Roman Joldes, Adam Wittek and Karol Miller               


Method for Validating Breast Compression Models using Normalised Cross Correlation

Angela W. C. Lee, Vijay Rajagopal, Jae-Hoon Chung, Poul M.F. Nielsen and Martyn P. Nash               


Can Vascular Dynamics Cause Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Tonmoy Dutta-Roy, Adam Wittek and Karol Miller      


Ergonomic assessment of hand movements in laparoscopic surgery using the CyberGlove®

Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo, Juan A. Sánchez-Margallo, José B. Pagador, José L. Moyano, José Moreno and Jesús Usón


Effects of Fetal Head Motion on Pelvic Floor Mechanics

Xinshan Li, Jennifer A. Kruger, Martyn P. Nash and Poul M. F. Nielsen


Novel Monitoring Method of Proximal Caries using Digital Subtraction Radiography

Jeong-Hoon Park, Yong-Suk Choi, Gi-Ja Lee, Samjin Choi, Ji-Hye Park, Kyung-Sook Kim, Young-Ho Park and Hun-Kuk Park      



Stream 2. Computational biomechanics of tissues of musculoskeletal system


15.00 16.00      Invited Lecture 2: Computational Modeling of Human Gait: Muscle Coordination of Walking and Running

            Marcus Pandy


16.00 16.30      Influence of smoothing on voxel-based mesh accuracy in micro finite-element

    Thibaut Bardyn, Mauricio Reyes, Xabier Larrea and Philippe Büchler



16.30 17.00      Biomaterial Surface Characteristics Modulate the Outcome of Bone Regeneration around Endosseous Oral Implants: In Silico Modeling and Simulation

Nadya Amor, Liesbet Geris, Jos Vander Sloten and Hans Van Oosterwyck


17.00 – 17.30 Subject-Specific Ligament Models: Towards Real-Time Simulation of the Knee Joint

Tobias Heimann, François Chung, Hans Lamecker and Hervé Delingette


17.30 17.45      Close