Friday, February 20, 2004
Gail DeNobrega, The Hague
Center for Cosmetic Surgery (757) 274-4000
David Stefan, Novaptus Systems,
Incorporated (252) 475-0239
The Hague Center for Cosmetic
Surgery (www.thehaguecenter.com) announced the launch of an
innovative Patient Maintenance Program. The Patient Maintenance
Program supplies The Hague Center patients with unique information
about their body and body contours.
Each patient is scanned
pre-operatively in a white light scanner provided by Novaptus Systems,
The patient then receives
a CD that contains their 3D rotating image, along with measurements
of general interest to the patient. The patient can highlight particular
measurements, or view themselves from various angles.
In addition to 3D body image
views and measurement selection capability, the CD includes interactive
"body metric" tools that allow the patient to calculate
items such as body fat content, body mass index and body surface
area. The CD is browser based. The patient simply places the CD
into their Windows-based PC CD tray, and the CD runs automatically.
The information can be viewed in the privacy of their own home.
"By providing our patients
with their pre-operative body image and interactive measurement
tools", says Dr. David Gilbert of The Hague Center for Cosmetic
Surgery, "we feel that the patients have a better overall understanding
of their current pre-operative body contours and the pending contouring
procedure. Periodic post-operative scans, appended to the patient's
pre-operative scan information will produce an individualized 3D
progress report. Patients will then clearly see their post-operative
result, and can compare their pre-operative, post-operative and
post-operative periodic scan images and measurements to objectively
view their recovery progress".
The program takes advantage
of Novaptus Systems' Scanner Suite, a package consisting of a white
light scanner and a set of comprehensive analysis tools designed
for medical applications.
Novaptus Systems, Incorporated
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