CAD/CAm-assisted breast reconstruction
Melchels, Ferry P.W., Wiggenhauser, Paul, Warne, David, Barry, Mark D., Ong, Fook Rhu, Chong, Woon Shin, Hutmacher, Dietmar Werner, & Schantz, Jan-Thorsten (2011) CAD/CAm-assisted breast reconstruction. Biofabrication, 3(3).
The application of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) techniques in the clinic is growing slowly but steadily. The ability to build patient-specific models based on medical imaging data offers major potential. In this work we report on the feasibility of employing laser scanning with CAD/CAM techniques to aid in breast reconstruction. A patient was imaged with laser scanning, an economical and facile method for creating an accurate digital representation of the breasts and surrounding tissues. The obtained model was used to fabricate a customized mould that was employed as an intra-operative aid for the surgeon performing autologous tissue reconstruction of the breast removed due to cancer. Furthermore, a solid breast model was derived from the imaged data and digitally processed for the fabrication of customized scaffolds for breast tissue engineering. To this end, a novel generic algorithm for creating porosity within a solid model was developed, using a finite element model as intermediate.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||rapid protyping, meshing, implant|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified (090399)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support|
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2012 08:23|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 10:11|
Repository Staff Only: item control page