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An investigation into digital imaging in assessing cosmetic outcome after breast surgery.
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PMID:  10829368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates post-operative photographic assessment in determining the cosmetic outcome of 74 breast cancer patients who underwent a breast lumpectomy and radiotherapy. Using 10 of these patients picked at random, comparison was made between a conventional photographic print, a print produced from a digital image, and a digital image viewed on a computer screen in terms of personal preference for clinical assessment. The cosmetic outcome scores obtained on the basis of these images were compared with cosmetic outcome scores obtained by direct observation both by the clinician and by the patient. In the analysis of image preference, conventional prints scored highest, but each of the image types was considered to be acceptable for assessing breast cosmesis. Statistical analysis of the cosmetic outcome scores proved that there was a significant correlation between the scores obtained from the images and the scores obtained by direct observation both by the clinician and by the patient.
C Eadie; A Herd; S Stallard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of audiovisual media in medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0140-511X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Audiov Media Med     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-30     Completed Date:  2000-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803121     Medline TA:  J Audiov Media Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Illustration, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Mastectomy, Segmental*
Photography / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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