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Development and evaluation of a craniocerebral model with tactile-realistic feature and intracranial pressure for neurosurgical training.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

In this article, a craniocerebral model is introduced for neurosurgical training, which is patient-specific, tactile-realistic, and with adjustable intracranial pressure.

METHODS

The patient-specific feature is achieved by modeling from CT scans and magnetic resonance images (MRI). The brain tissue model is built by the hydrogel casting technique, while scalp, skull, vasculature, and lateral ventricles are all-in-one fabricated by three-dimensional (3D) printing. A closed-loop system is integrated to monitor and control the intracranial pressure. 3D measurements, mechanical tests, and simulated external ventricular drain (EVD) placement procedures are conducted on the model.

RESULTS

A neurosurgical training model is completed with high accuracy (mean deviation 0.36 mm). The hydrogel brain tissue has a stiffness more similar to that of a real brain than the common 3D printed materials. The elasticity modulus of hydrogel brain tissue model is E=25.71 kPa, compared with our softest 3D printed material with E=1.14×103 kPa. Ten experienced surgeons rate the tactile realness of the neurosurgical training model at an average point of 4.25 on a scale from 1 (strongly negative) to 5 (strongly positive). The neurosurgical training model is also rated to be realistic in size (4.82), anatomy (4.70), and effective as an aid to improve blind EVD placement skills (4.65).

CONCLUSIONS

The neurosurgical training model can provide trainee surgeons with realistic experience in both tactile feedbacks and craniocerebral anatomy, improving their surgical skills.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China. Fujian Engineering Research Center of Joint Intelligent Medical Engineering, Fuzhou, China.College of Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China. Fujian Engineering Research Center of Joint Intelligent Medical Engineering, Fuzhou, China.Fujian Engineering Research Center of Joint Intelligent Medical Engineering, Fuzhou, China. Deptartment of Neurosurgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.Fujian Engineering Research Center of Joint Intelligent Medical Engineering, Fuzhou, China. Deptartment of Neurosurgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.Fujian Engineering Research Center of Joint Intelligent Medical Engineering, Fuzhou, China. Deptartment of Neurosurgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31320548

Citation

Yi, Zongchao, et al. "Development and Evaluation of a Craniocerebral Model With Tactile-realistic Feature and Intracranial Pressure for Neurosurgical Training." Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2019.
Yi Z, He B, Liu Y, et al. Development and evaluation of a craniocerebral model with tactile-realistic feature and intracranial pressure for neurosurgical training. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019.
Yi, Z., He, B., Liu, Y., Huang, S., & Hong, W. (2019). Development and evaluation of a craniocerebral model with tactile-realistic feature and intracranial pressure for neurosurgical training. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-015008.
Yi Z, et al. Development and Evaluation of a Craniocerebral Model With Tactile-realistic Feature and Intracranial Pressure for Neurosurgical Training. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Jul 18; PubMed PMID: 31320548.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Development and evaluation of a craniocerebral model with tactile-realistic feature and intracranial pressure for neurosurgical training. AU - Yi,Zongchao, AU - He,Bingwei, AU - Liu,Yuqing, AU - Huang,Shenyue, AU - Hong,Wenyao, Y1 - 2019/07/18/ PY - 2019/04/18/received PY - 2019/05/16/revised PY - 2019/05/19/accepted PY - 2019/7/20/entrez KW - catheter KW - hydrocephalus KW - intracranial pressure KW - technology KW - ventricle JF - Journal of neurointerventional surgery JO - J Neurointerv Surg N2 - OBJECTIVE: In this article, a craniocerebral model is introduced for neurosurgical training, which is patient-specific, tactile-realistic, and with adjustable intracranial pressure. METHODS: The patient-specific feature is achieved by modeling from CT scans and magnetic resonance images (MRI). The brain tissue model is built by the hydrogel casting technique, while scalp, skull, vasculature, and lateral ventricles are all-in-one fabricated by three-dimensional (3D) printing. A closed-loop system is integrated to monitor and control the intracranial pressure. 3D measurements, mechanical tests, and simulated external ventricular drain (EVD) placement procedures are conducted on the model. RESULTS: A neurosurgical training model is completed with high accuracy (mean deviation 0.36 mm). The hydrogel brain tissue has a stiffness more similar to that of a real brain than the common 3D printed materials. The elasticity modulus of hydrogel brain tissue model is E=25.71 kPa, compared with our softest 3D printed material with E=1.14×103 kPa. Ten experienced surgeons rate the tactile realness of the neurosurgical training model at an average point of 4.25 on a scale from 1 (strongly negative) to 5 (strongly positive). The neurosurgical training model is also rated to be realistic in size (4.82), anatomy (4.70), and effective as an aid to improve blind EVD placement skills (4.65). CONCLUSIONS: The neurosurgical training model can provide trainee surgeons with realistic experience in both tactile feedbacks and craniocerebral anatomy, improving their surgical skills. SN - 1759-8486 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31320548/Development_and_evaluation_of_a_craniocerebral_model_with_tactile-realistic_feature_and_intracranial_pressure_for_neurosurgical_training L2 - http://jnis.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=31320548 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -