Novaptus Systems, Incorporated,
founded in September, 2002, develops Medical, Health and Wellness
Systems using white light scanning technology.
Novaptus Systems installed its
first white light scanner at an aesthetic surgery practice, The
Hague Center for Cosmetic Surgery, in Norfolk, Virginia in November,
The initial focus was to aid
surgeons in evaluating potential patients for body contouring procedures.
For the first time the surgeon, utilizing 3D images, is able to
use the patient's pre-operative scan and associated tools for insight
into the proposed procedure. The patient is then scanned post-operatively,
often on a repetitive basis. The post-operative scans are then compared
to the pre-operative scans. Measurement comparisons are automatically
extracted and produced, and the results analyzed, validated and
To date, 100+ patients have
undergone 450 scans. We have found that, in addition to aesthetic
surgery, the scanner has use in other medical applications. We have
also found that when patients are given their pre-operative scan
image, in the form of a web browser-based CD, they have a new interest
in their body image and wish to return for periodic post-operative
scans, increasing patient retention.
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The power of the scanner is
the wealth of information it can provide. Novaptus Systems has produced
a suite of analysis tools, known as the Novaptus Systems Scanner
Suite that process this information into a 3D digital archive. Health
professionals can access this information using common computer
technology. Periodic scans of the patient, along with applying Novaptus
Systems' analysis tools form a 3D time series of the patient's progress
White light scanning
technology is quick and unobtrusive. There are no lasers or radiation
involved. The scanner is simple to use and requires minimal training
to capture a scanned image..
the applications to the left. For best results, a broadband connection
should be used.
The suite of tools
that Novaptus Systems has developed offers the surgeon or physician
unique insight into the patient's physical contours which were previously
unavailable. These tools offer in-depth, comparative analysis of
the patient's measurements, volume and surface area.
mission is to create an improved surgical environment that encompasses
body imaging, predictive tools, guidance, recommendations and knowledge-based
expert systems that lead to a new paradigm of patient safety, satisfaction