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

John Winder, A Ruddock, K Hedren, P O'Neill, Adele Boyd, Eilis McCaughan, SA 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 breastphotography 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 reducethese. Specialist software is necessary for clinicians and scientists to use 3D breastphotography data in surgical planning and measurement of surgical outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
JournalJournal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Issue number102
Publication statusPublished online - 7 May 2014


  • 3D stereophotogrammetry
  • breast
  • service


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