NCBI ROFL: Practical do-it-yourself device for accurate volume measurement of breast.

By ncbi rofl | November 3, 2010 7:00 pm

water“A simple and accurate method of measuring differences in breast volume based on Archimedes’ principle is described. In this method, a plastic container is placed on the breast of the patient who is lying in supine position. While the breast occupies part of the container, the remaining part is filled with water and the volume is measured. This method allows the measurement of the volume differences of asymmetric breasts and also helps the surgeon to estimate the size of the prosthesis to be used in augmentation mammaplasty.”


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  • Cat

    I’m almost afraid to link to this article, which is more frightening than funny, but I’m wondering if the plastic container method would work in this case:

  • Deray

    Holy cow! I think Cat’s reference deserves a post on NCBIROFL by itself!

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  • John Brookes

    Could this method be used to measure penis size?  Judging by what I read on the internet, the current methods are prone to give unusually large values.


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