The virtual pediatric airways workbench

Cory W. Quammen, Russell M. Taylor, Pavel Krajcevski, Sorin Mitran, Andinet Enquobahrie, Richard Superfine, Brad Davis, Stephanie Davis, Carlton Zdanski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


The Virtual Pediatric Airways Workbench (VPAW) is a patient-centered surgical planning software system targeted to pediatric patients with airway obstruction. VPAW provides an intuitive surgical planning interface for clinicians and supports quantitative analysis regarding prospective surgeries to aid clinicians deciding on potential surgical intervention. VPAW enables a full surgical planning pipeline, including importing DICOM images, segmenting the airway, interactive 3D editing of airway geometries to express potential surgical treatment planning options, and creating input files for offline geometric analysis and computational fluid dynamics simulations for evaluation of surgical outcomes. In this paper, we describe the VPAW system and its use in one case study with a clinician to successfully describe an intended surgery outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614996248
StatePublished - 2016
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2016Apr 9 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365


OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • 3D modeling
  • Surgery planning
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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