In vivo measurement of breast skin elasticity and breast skin thickness.

@article{Sutradhar2013InVM,
  title={In vivo measurement of breast skin elasticity and breast skin thickness.},
  author={Alok Sutradhar and Michael J. Miller},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={e191-9}
}
BACKGROUND The mechanical properties of the breast skin play an important role in explaining the changes associated with radiotherapy, tissue expansion, and breast reconstruction surgery. Quantitative measurement of mechanical properties of breast skin is essential for surgical preplanning and outcome prediction. We have measured the skin elasticity properties and skin thickness of the breast using noninvasive methods. METHODS The DermaLab suction cup and the DermaScanC ultrasound were used… CONTINUE READING