Computational Biomechanics for Medicine III

A MICCAI 2008 Workshop, September 10 2008

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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.

Workshop Proceedings


Program (provisional)


Invited lectures are planned for 40 min + 20 min discussion

Podium presentations are planned for 20 min + 10 min discussion


7.30-8.00 Registration


08.00-08.10 Opening remarks (Karol Miller)


Stream 1. Computational biomechanics of soft tissues


8.10 9.10      Invited Lecture 1: Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics-based Insights into the Pathophysiology of Human Diseases

            Chwee Teck LIM


9.10 9.40      Cardiac motion estimation using multi-scale feature points

            Becciu A; van Assen H; Florack L; Janssen B; ter Haar Romeny B


9.40 – 10.10    Fast image-based model of mitral valve closure for surgical planning

            Hammer P; Vasilyev N; Perrin D; del Nido P; Howe R


10.10 10.30 Coffee break


10.30-11.00     Multimodal Registration of White Matter Brain Data via Optimal Mass Transport

Rehman, Tauseef; Haber, Eldad; Pohl, Kilian; Haker, Steven; Halle, Mike; Talos, Florin; Wald, Lawrence; Kikinis, Ron; Tannenbaum, Allen


11.00-11.30     Cardiac Motion Recovery by Coupling an Electromechanical Model and Cine-MRI Data: First Steps

            Billet F; Sermesant M; Delingette H; Ayache N


11.30-12.00     Comparison of Displacement-Based and Force-Based Mapped Meshing

            Magnotta V.A, Li W, Grosland N.M.


12.00 13.00 Lunch and registration


13.00 14.00 Poster Session


Nonlinear Elastic Registration with Unbiased Regularization in Three Dimensions

Yanovsky I; Le Guyader C; Leow A; Thompson P; Vese L


Coupling Finite Element and Mesh-free Methods for Modelling Brain Deformation in Response to Tumour Growth

Berger, Jamie; Horton, Asley; Joldes, Grand; Wittek


Simulation of Active Cardiac Dynamics with Orthotropic Hyperelastic Material Model

Wong, Ken C.L.; Wang, Linwei; Zhang, Heye; Liu, Huafeng; Shi, Pengcheng


Realistic And Efficient Brain-Skull Interaction Model For Brain Shift Computation

Joldes, Grand Roman; Wittek, Adam; Miller, Karol; Morriss, Leith


Integration of Geometrical Boundary Conditions on Soft Tissue Characterization under large deformation

Ahn B; Kim J


Finite Element Modeling of the Pulse Wave propagation in the aorta for simulation of the Pulse Wave Imaging (PWI) method

Jonathan Vappou, Ioannis Zervantonakis, Jianwen Luo, and Elisa Konofagou


A Mix-resolution Bone-related Statistical Deformable Model (mBr-SDM) for Soft Tissue Prediction in Orthognathic Surgery Planning

He Q; Ip H; Xia J


Stream 2. Computational biomechanics of tissues of musculoskeletal system


14.00 15.00  Invited Lecture 2: Computation Biomechanics: Neuromuscular skeletal modelling to estimate tissue loading in the lower limbs

            David Lloyd


15.00 15.30 Coffee break


15.30 16.00  Assessment of Peri-Articular Implant Fitting Based on Statistical Finite   Element Modeling

            Bonaretti S; Reimers N; Reyes M; Nikitsin A; Joensson A; Nolte L


16.00 16.30  Orientation definition of anisotropy is important to finite element simulation of bone material properties

Yang H; Guo T; Ma X


16.30 16.40 Close