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Characterization of a phantom setup for breast conserving cancer surgery
Author(s): Jacob T. Chadwell; Rebekah H. Conley; Jarrod A. Collins; Ingrid M. Meszoely; Michael I. Miga
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this work is to develop an anatomically and mechanically representative breast phantom for the validation of breast conserving surgical therapies, specifically, in this case, image guided surgeries. Using three patients scheduled for lumpectomy and four healthy volunteers in mock surgical presentations, the magnitude, direction, and location of breast deformations was analyzed. A phantom setup was then designed to approximate such deformations in a mock surgical environment. Specifically, commercially available and custom-built polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) phantoms were used to mimic breast tissue during surgery. A custom designed deformation apparatus was then created to reproduce deformations seen in typical clinical setups of the pre- and intra-operative breast geometry. Quantitative analysis of the human subjects yielded a positive correlation between breast volume and amount of breast deformation. Phantom results reflected similar behavior with the custom-built PVA phantom outperforming the commercial phantom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9786, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 97861Z (18 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217039
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Jacob T. Chadwell, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Rebekah H. Conley, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Jarrod A. Collins, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Ingrid M. Meszoely, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael I. Miga, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9786:
Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
Robert J. Webster; Ziv R. Yaniv, Editor(s)

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