MaDoPTS

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Development of Pain Therapy Simulator (DoPTS)

Thesis by: Virginia Titze
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Medical Advisor: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Florian Ringel? Neurochirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik im Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
Supervision by: Patrick Wucherer, Philipp Stefan

Overview

Facet joint infiltration http://www.spineuniversity.com/facet_joint_injections

Fluoroscopy-guided lumbar facet joint injection at L4–5. The oblique spot image shows the intra-articular position of the needle (arrow). [Chaturvedi2009]

Topic

The objective of this research project is (a) the development of a procedural simulator for facet joint infiltration in close colaboration with medical partners of the Klinikum rechts der Isar (Neuro-Kopf Zentrum) and (b) to conduct a study investigating face, content and construct validity of the simulator. (The project can be set up as Clinical Project, IDP, BA, MA, DA)

TODOs

  • Definition of performance parameters of facet joint infiltration
  • Integration of performance metrics in procedural simulator
  • Set up evaluation study (study protocol including cognitive load theory approaches)
  • Creation of UI for study

Contribution

The research goal contributes to the complete simulation of a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) called “facet joint infiltration”. The procedure is related to pain therapy.

What do we offer

  • Experience different fields of research in computer science: Visualization, Software Engineering, Real-time Simulation, GPU Programming
  • Potentially the co-authorship on research papers submitted to prestigious conferences/journals (depending on student performance)
  • We offer an intensive supervision, but initiative is very welcome. Working environment will be provided at the NARVIS lab or IFL.

Requirements

  • Interest in interdisciplinary research field
  • Basic knowledge of Python are required
  • C++ knowledge would be preferable

Contact

Literature

  • [Chaturvedi2009] A. Chaturvedi, S. Chaturvedi, und R. Sivasankar, „Image-guided lumbar facet joint infiltration in nonradicular low back pain“, Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, Bd. 19, Nr. 1, S. 29, 2009.

ProjectForm
Title: Development of Pain Therapy Simulator (Facet joint infiltration)
Abstract: The facet joint infiltration is a procedure in minimally invasive surgery. It aims at pain reduction at the small vertebral joints in the area of the lumbar and thoracic spine. The procedure consists of the placement of a very fine needle in the vicinity of the small vertebral joints and the medical therapy is subsequently conducted at the location where the pain occurs. The objective of this research project is (a) the development of a procedural simulator for facet joint infiltration in close colaboration with medical partners of the Klinikum rechts der Isar (Neuro-Kopf Zentrum) and (b) to conduct a study investigating the suitability of the simulator for training.
Student: Tba
Director: Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Supervisor: Patrick Wucherer, Philipp Stefan
Type: DA/MA/BA
Area: Surgical Workflow, Registration / Visualization, Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Medical Augmented Reality
Status: finished
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