This project aimsof modelling the soft tissues of the breast to simulate tissue deformations during compression induced by mammography procedures. The quality of compression was characterized in terms of patient comfort, image quality and average glandular dose delivered. In order to evaluate the deformations of the breast during compression, a finite element biomechanical model was developed, integrating the various anatomical structures (muscle, fat, gland, skin, ligaments). This model was calibrated and evaluated using MRI volumes from a volunteer in three different configurations (supine, prone and tilted supine).
- GE HealthCare Company
- Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI, New Zealand)