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Objective Outcome Evaluation of Breast Surgery

  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
  • Gaetano Impoco
  • Giovanni Gallo
  • Salvatore Spoto
  • Giuseppe Catanuto
  • Maurizio B. Nava
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4190)

Abstract

A new method is proposed to unambiguously define a geometric partitioning of 3D models of female thorax. A breast partitioning scheme is derived from simple geometric primitives and well-defined anatomical points. Relevant measurements can be extrapolated from breast partition. Our method has been tested on a number of breast 3D models acquired by means of a commercial scanner on real clinical cases.

Keywords

Reconstructed Breast Breast Surgery Meridian Plane Breast Shape Breast Surface 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
    • 1
  • Gaetano Impoco
    • 1
  • Giovanni Gallo
    • 1
  • Salvatore Spoto
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Catanuto
    • 2
  • Maurizio B. Nava
    • 2
  1. 1.IPLab – DMIUniversity of CataniaItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryINTMilanoItaly

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