Factors influencing the accuracy of biomechanical breast models.

  title={Factors influencing the accuracy of biomechanical breast models.},
  author={Christine Tanner and Julia A. Schnabel and Derek L. G. Hill and David J. Hawkes and Martin O. Leach and D. Rodney Hose},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={33 6},
Recently it has been suggested that finite element methods could be used to predict breast deformations in a number of applications, including comparison of multimodality images, validation of image registration and image guided interventions. Unfortunately knowledge of the mechanical properties of breast tissues is limited. This study evaluated the accuracy with which biomechanical breast models based on finite element methods can predict the displacements of tissue within the breast in the… CONTINUE READING


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