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Portable and accurate 3D scanner for breast implant design and reconstructive plastic surgery
Author(s): Camilla Rigotti; Nunzio Alberto Borghese; Stefano Ferrari; Guido Baroni; Giancarlo Ferrigno
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Paper Abstract

In order to evaluate the proper breast implant, the surgeon relies on a standard set of measurements manually taken on the subject. This approach does not allow to obtain an accurate reconstruction of the breast shape and asymmetries can easily arise after surgery. The purpose of this work is to present a method which can help the surgeon in the choice of the shape and dimensions of a prosthesis allowing for a perfect symmetry between the prosthesis and the controlateral breast and can be used as a 3D visual feedback in plastic surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310946
Show Author Affiliations
Camilla Rigotti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Nunzio Alberto Borghese, Istituto Neuroscienze e Bioimmagini (Italy)
Stefano Ferrari, Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Neuroscienze e Bioimmagini (Italy)
Guido Baroni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Giancarlo Ferrigno, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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