The OncoBreast Planning is a novel software to provide personalised 3D computational modelling of the outcome following breast oncoplastic surgeries. In more detail, the simplicity of this solution allows it to collect 3D data about a woman’s breast to simulate breast deformations in a pre-surgery scenario. The possible aesthetic outcome can be objectively anticipated, offering a final image of how the breast will look after the oncoplastic breast surgery to bring some comfort to the patient.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Europe and with recent advances in Medicine, the 10-year survival rates of the surgery exceeds the 80%.
Partial or complete breast removal through mastectomy surgery is often carried out in breast cancer treatment and management. However, it is important to consider the negative effects that the amputation imposed by a mastectomy has on a woman’s self-image and psychological recovery.
With breast modelling software solutions only available for breast plastic surgeries, there is a latent opportunity for a tool that is potentially able to assess the different outcomes of different therapy options in an oncological case, which involves more variables affecting breast aesthetics.
Moreover, this solution can also help surgeons to optimise the surgery planning, finding the best size and location of the incision to minimize the effects on the breast’s looks and facilitating the surgeon/patient communication on the expected results.
- Objectively predicts the aesthetic outcome in terms of the breast appearance after the conservative surgery or other treatment used, thus reducing patient anxiety;
- Generates personalised and high-quality 3D reconstructions of a patient’s breast using a user-friendly method based on a RGB-D device (e.g., Microsoft Kinect);
- Simulates breast deformations using direct inputs from the user and considering different surgical treatments;
- Increases the quality of breast reconstruction and patients’ satisfaction with the final outcome.
- Preoperative planning of oncology reconstructing breast surgeries such as breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) or mastectomy.
Development StageLab prototype (TRL 3-4)
Further Information<p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5795402/" target="_blank">A Regression Model for Predicting Shape Deformation after Breast Conserving Surgery</a></p>
Tagse-Health, Computer-aided diagnosis, Medical device, Public health and primary care, Breast cancer