Computation of Breast Ptosis from 3D Scans of Torso

dc.contributor.advisorMerchant, Fatima Aziz
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoysam, Badrinath
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOgmen, Haluk
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReece, Gregory P.
dc.creatorLi, Danni 1988- 2013
dc.description.abstractPtosis is an important morphological parameter for characterizing breast aesthetics and is frequently used for assessing the outcome of breast surgery. It refers to the extent to which the nipple is lower than the terminus of the inframammary fold (the contour along which the inferior part of the breast attaches to the chest wall). Current clinical assessment of ptosis involves qualitative visualization by observers which is subject to inter- and intra-observer variability. Alternatively, ptosis can be measured anthropometrically from the patient or from clinical photographs, but these methods are error prone. As stereophotography is now finding its niche in clinical breast surgery, in this study we investigated and evaluated the utility of three-dimensional (3D) features such as surface curvature, coronal projection and surface normal for the assessment of breast ptosis using 3D scans of the torso. Experimental results suggest that 3D features are successful for objectively categorizing breast ptosis with high accuracy and precision.
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering, Department of
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dc.subjectBreast Ptosis
dc.subject.lcshElectrical engineering
dc.titleComputation of Breast Ptosis from 3D Scans of Torso
dc.type.genreThesis College of Engineering and Computer Engineering, Department of Engineering of Houston Engineer of Science


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