Breast Volume Measurement Using a Games Console Input Device

Susan Astley, Hiroshi Fujita (Editor), T Hara (Editor), C Muramatsu (Editor), Jamie Sergeant

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The automated measurement of breast volume has applications both in facilitating the decisions made by surgeons prior to breast reconstruction and in improving density estimation. We describe a novel approach to volume measurement for surgical planning, using a games console input device - the Microsoft Kinect. We have explored the ability of the device to measure surface depth for a range of distances and angles, demonstrating a mean depth error of below 1.5 mm for a distance range of interest (0.5 - 0.8 m). We have also validated the use of the system for volume measurement using a full-sized model female torso. The Kinect-based result is in good agreement with the volume measured by filling a mould of the breast with water (225.5±8.7 ml, 229.4 ±9.7 ml respectively). The method has the potential to provide convenient, cost- and time-effective measurement of breast volume in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast Imaging: Lecture notes in Computer Science 8539
EditorsHiroshi Fujita, T Hara, C Muramatsu
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
EventInternational Workshop on Breast Imaging - Gifu, Japan
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Breast Imaging
CityGifu, Japan
Period1/01/24 → …


  • Breast
  • Volume
  • Microsoft Kinect


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