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Modeling for Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery.

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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.