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Computational Biomechanics for Medicine III: a MICCAI 2008 satellite

Miller, Karol, Nielsen, Poul
Kitware, Inc.
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Published in The MIDAS Journal - MICCAI 2008 Workshop: Computational Biomechanics for Medicine.
Submitted by Stephen Aylward on 2008-03-12T16:19:11Z.

Mathematical modeling 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 analyzing biomedical images by constraining the solution to biologically reasonable motions and processes. Biomechanical modeling 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.