Tutorial: Towards the digital patient: Modeling and simulation of human articulations

Musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) are a major burden on society. This group of diseases consist of physical disabilities that affect the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles) and the human motion. Knowledge of the individual morphology of the involved anatomical structures can not only lead to a better diagnosis and treatment but also to a better general understanding of these diseases. The functional behaviour of anatomical structures can be simulated through computational predictive models. Computational modelling and simulation reconstructed from medical images are promising methods to assist clinical investigation and diagnosis. A new paradigm is an examination that not only relies on one source of information but exploits multi-scale knowledge.

In this tutorial, we will discuss the steps needed towards realising the digital patient. We will present current EU projects, state-of-the-art clinical image acquisition and the image processing required to create anatomical models. Based on this, we will discuss modeling and simulation approaches of articulations.

Time: Monday May 23, 9:00 - 12:00
Place: Room 3 (H8-01.145.175)

9:00 – 9:20    Modelling Human Joints: 20 Years of Research
Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, MIRALab, University of Geneva and NTU, Singapore
9:20 – 9:50    Clinical perspective, multi-modal image acquisition
Prof. Osman Ratib, University Hospitals Geneva
9:50 – 10:30    Musculoskeletal imaging and anatomical modelling
Matthias Becker, MIRALab, University of Geneva

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40    3D medical simulations
Andra Chincisan, MIRALab, University of Geneva
11:40 – 12:00    Discussion and Q&A