Advanced finite element mesh model of female SUI research during physical and daily activities

Yingchun Zhang, Rob Sweet, Greg Metzger, Daniel Burke, Arthur G Erdman, Gerald W Timm

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Abstract

With a goal towards dynamic subject-specific mechanical characterization of the etiology of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in females during physical or daily activities, a finite element (FE) mesh model generation procedure has been developed to build the subject-specific FE model of the female pelvis from multiple high resolution magnetic resonance (MR) acquisitions with varying contrasts. The advanced female pelvis FE model was developed by using this procedure which consisted of over 35 anatomical parts including: 10 pelvic muscles, 10 pelvic ligaments, 6 pelvic bones, skin, fat tissue, bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, colon, rectum, anus etc. basically all the major parts of the female pelvis. This comprehensive pelvis model is ready to be used to characterize relative relationships and structures during the physical activities that elicit SUI during activities of daily living.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for/the Well Being
PublisherIOS Press
Pages447-452
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781586039646
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume142
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/19/091/22/09

Keywords

  • Computer model
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Finite element analysis
  • Finite element model
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pelvic floor disorder
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence

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    Zhang, Y., Sweet, R., Metzger, G., Burke, D., Erdman, A. G., & Timm, G. W. (2009). Advanced finite element mesh model of female SUI research during physical and daily activities. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being (pp. 447-452). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 142). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-447