Virtual Plastic Surgery

Exploring the idea of bringing together deformable object simulation and plastic surgery is the primary focus of my Ph.D work at the University of Wisconsin. The goals of this project are far reaching, but in short, we aim to provide surgeons a three dimensional authoring environment in which they can craft complex repairs, simulate the potential success of an operation, and record their knowledge of procedures as future resources for education.

Goals and Challanges

In more detail, the virtual surgery project has many specific goals in mind:

Related Publications

N. Mitchell, C. Cutting, E. SifakisGRIDiron: An Interactive Authoring and Cognitive Training Foundation for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Proceduresin proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH, 2015

N. Mitchell, M. Aanjaneya, R. Setaluri, E. Sifakis Non-manifold Level Sets: A multivalued implicit surface representation with applications to self-collision processingin proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, 2015

N. Mitchell, C. Cutting, T. King, A. Oliker, E. Sifakis A Real-Time Local Flaps Surgical Simulator Based on Advances in Computational Algorithms for Finite Element Models Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 137(2):445e-452e, February 2016., 2016