Paper 12.189

J. Jalali et al., "Breast Reconstruction Using Patients Own Tissue Based on CT Angiography and 3-D Surface Scanning", in Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012, pp. 189-195,


Breast Reconstruction Using Patients Own Tissue Based on CT Angiography and 3-D Surface Scanning


Jalil JALALI 1, Maximilian EDER 2, Stefan RAITH 2, Alexander VOLF 2, Fee VON WALDENFELS 2, Laszlo KOVACS 2

1 Institute of Medical Engineering at the Technische Universität München (IMETUM), Garching, Germany
2 Research Group CAPS (Computer Aided Plastic Surgery) - Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Germany


Breast reconstruction is mainly required for women who have had a breast to be removed (mastectomy) due to breast cancer. The aim of this surgery is to rebuild the natural shape of the breast mound in order to regain symmetry. The current state of the art in autologous breast reconstruction surgery is the transplantation of the patients' own soft tissue. One of the most popular methods is using soft tissue flaps from the abdominal region such as the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP). Even though this technique has proven its applicability in reconstructive surgery with enough soft tissue supply at the donor region and a low rate of flap morbidity, one difficulty encountered during the operation planning is the decision of the size and the shape of the transplanted flap. In order to overcome this difficulty, and to provide planning aids for the surgeons, modern imaging technologies such as 3-D surface scanning and 3-D computed tomography angiography (3-D CTA) for volumetric imaging are used. In this study we introduce a computational approach to optimize the preoperative planning in autologous abdominal breast reconstruction using modern 3-D imaging techniques.


3-D surface scan, CT Angiography, breast reconstruction, breast cancer


Full paper: 12.189.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2012, 16-17 Oct. 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 189-195

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