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The development of a low cost 3D surface imaging system to measure breast volume: Defining minimum standards using an adapted Delphi consensus study

Published:September 30, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2015.09.014
      Breast reconstructive surgery has become an accepted part of the patient pathway for breast cancer patients requiring mastectomy. Yet the UK National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit (2011)
      • National Centre for Information
      A national audit of provision and outcomes of mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery for women in England fourth annual Report.
      identified that one in four women were not satisfied with how their unclothed breasts looked after delayed reconstructive surgery. Women with an intact breast after surgery are generally referred for whole breast irradiation, radiotherapy increases the risk of these women developing breast oedema. Difficulties in diagnosing breast oedema mean many patients live unnecessarily with its dehabilitating, long-term effects.
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