Anthropomorphic Physical Breast Phantom Based on Patient Breast CT Data: Preliminary Results

Sivo Daskalov, Nikiforos Okkalidis, John M. Boone, Stoyko Marinov, Zhivko Bliznakov, Giovanni Mettivier, Hilde Bosmans, Paolo Russo, Kristina Bliznakova

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Abstract

We propose a novel approach for the fabrication of realistic in shape, size as well as in x-ray absorption properties 3D physical breast models. The approach eliminates the need for segmentation of breast tissues by directly mimicking the radiodensity of each voxel in a computed tomography (CT) image. This is done through a recently published study that enables the use of variable filament extrusion rate when creating 3D phantoms with fused deposition modeling printers. We use the CT image of a real patient’s breast to produce a model through the suggested approach. We then validate the fabricated physical breast phantom by obtaining a CT scan of it and comparing the latter to the original CT image of the source patient’s breast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019
EditorsJorge Henriques, Paulo de Carvalho, Nuno Neves
PublisherSpringer
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030316341
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Event15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: Sep 26 2019Sep 28 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume76
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period9/26/199/28/19

Keywords

  • 3D breast phantom fabrication
  • Fused deposition modeling
  • Variable filament extrusion rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Daskalov, S., Okkalidis, N., Boone, J. M., Marinov, S., Bliznakov, Z., Mettivier, G., Bosmans, H., Russo, P., & Bliznakova, K. (2020). Anthropomorphic Physical Breast Phantom Based on Patient Breast CT Data: Preliminary Results. In J. Henriques, P. de Carvalho, & N. Neves (Eds.), 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019 (pp. 367-374). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 76). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_44