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Modeling for Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery.


Chen D, Kakadiaris IA, Miller MJ, Loftin RB, Patrick C

In: Delp SL, DiGioia AM, Jaramaz B, editors. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI); 2000 Oct 11-14; Pittsburgh. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1935. Springer; 2000. p. 1040-50. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-40899-4_108.

Abstract:

In this paper, we present the modeling and estimation aspects of a virtual reality system for plastic and reconstructive breast surgery. Our system has two modes, a model creation mode and a model fitting mode. The model creation mode allows a surgeon to interactively adjust the shape of a virtual breast by varying key shape variables, analogous to the aesthetic and structural elements surgeons inherently vary manually during breast reconstruction. Our contribution is a set of global deformations with very intuitive parameters that a surgeon can apply to a generic geometric primitive in order to model the breast of his/her patient for pre-operative planning purposes and for communicating this plan to the patient. The model fitting mode allows the system to automatically fit a generic deformable model to patient specific three-dimensional breast surface measurements using a physically-based framework. We have tested the accuracy of our technique using both synthetic and real input data with very encouraging results.


Chen D, Kakadiaris IA, Miller MJ, Loftin RB, Patrick C Modeling for Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. 
In: Delp SL, DiGioia AM, Jaramaz B, editors. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI); 2000 Oct 11-14; Pittsburgh. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1935. Springer; 2000. p. 1040-50. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-40899-4_108.