The Effect of Tumor - Breast Volume Ratio on Cosmetic and Functional Outcomes in Breast Conserving Surgery Patients; a Prospective Cohort Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Primary outcome is the determination of the critical tumor / breast volume ratio in each quadrant, above of which number breast conserving surgery could not offer adequate cosmetic and functional results.
Data of eligible patients are recorded by the study physicians on a locally developed questionnaire. Digital photos are taken of each patient producing a frontal and two side views. Images are processed by the BCCT.core software (Breast Cancer Conservation Treatment. cosmetic results). Magnetic resonance imaging is implemented and used to calculate breast volume with the help of Amira 5.1 software (Visage Imaging GmbH)trial version. Excised tumor is measured by a validated analytical scale.
Hungary: Institutional Ethics Committee