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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery|
|Early online date||17 Dec 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|
Teo, I., Whelehan, P., Macaskill, E., Vinnicombe, S., Munnoch, D. A., & Evans, A. (2016). VolparaTM as a measurement tool for breast volume. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 69(4), 581-582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2015.11.024