This projects aims at defining a new methodology for the design of soft tissues Finite Element (FE) models (skin, organs, and sometimes bones). The main issue is to be able to provide a methodology that is compatible with the clinical constraints. In particular, was proposed the Mesh-Matching method that provides, from an existing generic FE model of an anatomical structure, an automatic generation of patient-specific FE models, with meshes adapted to patient morphologies.
Couteau B., Payan Y. & Lavallée S. (2000). The Mesh-Matching algorithm: an automatic 3D mesh generator for finite element structures, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 33/8, 1005-1009. (PDF)
Payan Y., editor (to appear). Biomechanics applied to computer-aided diagnosis and surgery. Research Signpost Publisher.
Luboz V., Chabanas M., Swider P. & Payan Y. (2005). Orbital and Maxillofacial Computer Aided Surgery: Patient-Specific Finite Element Models To Predict Surgical Outcomes. Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering , Vol 8(4),pp.259-265 (PDF)
Collaborations : Toulouse Biomechanics Laboratory (Pr. Swider)
Status : This methodology was evaluated with femur, face and orbit FE models.
More information : http://www-timc.imag.fr/Yohan.Payan/
Contact : Yohan.Payan@imag.fr