A virtual surface cutting operation using mesh refinement method

Viet Huynh Quang Huy, Takahiro Kamada, Yasufumi Takama, Hiromi T. Tanaka

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The cutting operation of 3D surface meshes plays an important role in surgery simulators One of the important requirements for surgical simulator is the issue of accuracy representation of the surgical tool motion. In this paper we propose a cutting algorithm taking advantage of the longest-edge refinement method of triangle mesh models. The proposed algorithm gives the faithful representation of the interaction path.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Issue numberSUPPL. 7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive mesh refinement
  • Cutting simulation
  • Deformable object
  • Haptic interface
  • Surgery simulation
  • Virtual sculpting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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