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Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study is to propose a new imaging method using an assistive device manufactured using a 3D printer in partial compression imaging for the separation of tumor and surrounding tissue during mammography.
Methods/Statistical analysis: The clinically used partial compression imaging method uses a method of changing the upper compression paddle to the partial compression paddle in the conventional imaging method, marking the area to be compressed, and then pressing. At this time, I would like to suggest a new partial compression band method to solve the change time and inconvenience. This method does not replace the existing compression rod, but instead is used by placing the compression rod under the lesion area and pressing it with the compression rod above it.
Findings: Modeling 1 and Modeling 2 were printed by dividing layers and having different sizes for each layer, and Modeling 3 was produced in a spherical shape.
Improvements/Applications: The applicability of the new examination method was confirmed according to the compression band in the breast area. In addition, this study is expected to serve as basic data for more diverse clinical applications in mammography.