The establishment of a 3D breast photography service in medical illustration

R. J. Winder, A. Ruddock, K. Hendren, P. O'Neill, L. A. Boyd, E. McCaughan, Stuart A. McIntosh

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This paper aims to describe the development of a 3D breast photography service managed by the Medical Illustration Department, in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland. Dedicated 3D breast photography equipment was installed in Medical Illustration for 18 months. Women were referred for a variety of indications including pre- and post-surgical assessment. A dedicated 3D breast photography protocol was developed locally and this requires further refinement to allow reproducibility in other centres. There are image/data artefacts associated with this technology and special techniques are required to reduce these. Specialist software is necessary for clinicians and scientists to use 3D breast photography data in surgical planning and measurement of surgical outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of visual communication in medicine
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


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