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The current progress and critical analysis of three-dimensional scanning and three-dimensional printing applications in breast surgery.

Alshehri, SA; Singh, SK; Mosahebi, A; Kalaskar, DM; (2021) The current progress and critical analysis of three-dimensional scanning and three-dimensional printing applications in breast surgery. BJS Open , 5 (3) , Article zrab025. 10.1093/bjsopen/zrab025. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Several attempts have been made to develop a tool capable of evaluating breast shape and volume to aid surgical planning and outcome assessment. More recently, newer technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) scanning and 3D printing have been applied in breast assessment. The aim of this study was to review the literature to assess the applicability of 3D scanning and 3D printing in breast surgery. METHODS: A literature search was carried on PubMed, Google Scholar and OVID from January 2000 to December 2019 using the keywords '3D', 'Three-dimensional', 'Three/four dimensions' and 'Breast'. RESULTS: A total of 6564 articles were identified initially; the abstracts of 1846 articles were scanned, and 81 articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. Articles were reviewed and classified according to their aims, study subjects, the software and hardware used, main outcomes and major limitations. CONCLUSIONS: These technologies are fast and easy to use, however, high costs, long processing times and the need for training might limit their application. To incorporate these technologies into standard healthcare, their efficacy and effectiveness must be demonstrated through multiple and rigorous clinical trials.

Type: Article
Title: The current progress and critical analysis of three-dimensional scanning and three-dimensional printing applications in breast surgery.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/bjsopen/zrab025
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrab025
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of BJS Society Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: computers software surgical procedures, operative technology breast breast surgery printing, three-dimensional
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10127636
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