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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of a three-dimensional (3D) multiple stereo camera system for objective breast assessment. METHODS A multiple stereo camera system, which consisted of four pods and eight cameras, two cameras on each pod, developed by Glasgow University, was used. Nine specially shaped plaster breast models(More)
BACKGROUND Errors derive from the variability seen in the repeat volume measurements for a particular individual. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variation and errors of a three-dimensional (3D) multiple stereo camera system for objective breast assessment. It was also investigated whether there was any correlation between these errors and the(More)
BACKGROUND To date breast assessment has been conducted mainly subjectively. However lately validated objective three-dimensional (3D) imaging was developed. The study aimed to assess breast reconstruction subjectively and objectively and conduct a comparison. METHODS In forty-four patients after immediate unilateral breast reconstruction with solely the(More)
BACKGROUND The latissimus dorsi muscle flap is a common method for the reconstruction of the breast following mastectomy. The study aimed to assess the quality of this reconstruction using a three-dimensional (3D) imaging method. The null hypothesis was that there was no difference in volume between the reconstructed breast and the opposite side. METHODS(More)
AIM The aim of this study was the evaluation of a new, simple, touchless, low-cost and portable three-dimensional (3D) measurement system for objective breast assessment. METHOD The Kinect Recording System by Microsoft was used. Coloured and depth images were captured of nine silicone breast implants of known volumes. The data were processed using(More)
A multi-view three-dimensional stereophotogrammetry system was developed to capture 3D shape of breasts for breast cancer patients. The patients had received immediate unilateral breast reconstruction after mastectomy by the extended latissimus dorsi flap and without contralateral surgery. In order to capture the whole breast shape including the(More)
INTRODUCTION 3D imaging of the breast has recently emerged as a new method for objective breast assessment. However in the ptotic breast shape, which is seen in the majority of cases, the sub-mammary fold remains obscured when the breast is captured in an upright body posture. METHOD A self-designed positioning frame for 3D breast capture was utilized as(More)
BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrix is increasingly used as caudolateral coverage for breast implants in immediate breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy or in the correction of implant-associated breast deformities. Matrices of human, bovine, and porcine origin are available. The purpose of this retrospective multicenter study was to report(More)
We compared a dermoglandular rotation flap (DGR) in the upper inner, lower inner, and upper outer quadrant regarding similar aesthetic results, patient satisfaction, and comfort after breast-conserving therapy with standard segmentectomy (SE). Between 2003 and 2011, 69 patients were treated with breast-conserving surgery using DGR for cancers with high(More)