Multimodal Imaging of the Breast to Retrieve the Reference State in the Absence of Gravity Using Finite Element Modeling

  • Remi Salmon
  • Thanh Chau Nguyen
  • Linda W. Moore
  • Barbara L. Bass
  • Marc Garbey
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 71)


We introduce in this work a new method of retrieving the reference state of the breast in a stress-free configuration and estimating at the same time the elasticity of the breast tissues by combining MRI and surface imaging data and using finite element analysis. This reference state of the breast is particularly useful in predicting the cosmetic outcome and the healing process of breast cancer surgery, and breast conserving therapy in particular.


Breast cancer Breast conserving therapy Multiscale model Finite element analysis Reference state 



The authors would like to thank the Department of Surgery at the Houston Methodist hospital and the patients enrolled in the clinical trial, the Horizon 2020 grant Desiree (Award# 690238) and all of its partners.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Remi Salmon
    • 1
  • Thanh Chau Nguyen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Linda W. Moore
    • 3
  • Barbara L. Bass
    • 3
  • Marc Garbey
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computational SurgeryHouston Methodist Research InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Computing and Data SystemsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryHouston MethodistHoustonUSA

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