VolparaTM as a measurement tool for breast volume

Isabel Teo (Lead / Corresponding author), Patricia Whelehan, Elizabeth Macaskill, Sarah Vinnicombe, David A. Munnoch, Andrew Evans

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    Mammography has been a standard form of imaging the breast in the United Kingdom since 1988. With the advent of full-field digital mammography, software tools designed to provide automated breast density assessment are now available. These tools have emerged because mammographic breast density is an important risk factor for breast cancer. The two commercially available systems are Quantra™ (Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA, USA) and Volpara™ (Matakina, Wellington, New Zealand). They calculate breast volume and density based on area and thickness measurements derived from the raw versions of the two-view digital mammograms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)581-582
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Issue number4
    Early online date17 Dec 2015
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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