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Reports Outline Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering Findings from Royal Derby Hospital (Development and assessment of a Microsoft Kinect based...

July 30, 2014



Reports Outline Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering Findings from Royal Derby Hospital (Development and assessment of a Microsoft Kinect based system for imaging the breast in three dimensions)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Biotechnology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Derby, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Three-dimensional surface imaging technologies have been used in the planning and evaluation of breast reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The aim of this study was to develop a 3D surface imaging system based on the Microsoft Kinect and assess the accuracy and repeatability with which the system could image the breast."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Royal Derby Hospital, "A system comprising two Kinects, calibrated to provide a complete 3D image of the mannequin was developed. Digital measurements of Euclidean and surface distances between landmarks showed acceptable agreement with manual measurements. The mean differences for Euclidean and surface distances were 1.9 mm and 2.2 mm, respectively. The system also demonstrated good intra-and inter-rater reliability (ICCs > 0.999)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The Kinect-based 3D surface imaging system offers a low-cost, readily accessible alternative to more expensive, commercially available systems, which have had limited clinical use."

For more information on this research see: Development and assessment of a Microsoft Kinect based system for imaging the breast in three dimensions. Medical Engineering & Physics, 2014;36(6):732-738. Medical Engineering & Physics can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Medical Engineering & Physics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30456)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.S. Wheat, Royal Derby Hosp, Breast Unit, Derby DE22 3NE, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include S. Choppin and A. Goyal (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Derby, United Kingdom, Europe, Biotechnology

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