The white light scanner
is an excellent tool for documenting the physical shape and contouring
of the bariatric patient. The scanner provides an objective 3D
view. This 3D view can be rotated, panned or zoomed based on the
desired view of the patient image.
line and contoured measurements are extracted by the scanner software.
In addition to extracted measurements, volumetric changes can
be calculated, using a unique "Body Glove"
developed by Novaptus Systems, Incorporated.
scans, every 3 months, provide a 3D progress report. Post-operative
scans can be compared with the baseline pre-operative scan. By
using the same measurement file for automatically extracting measurements
on the periodic post-operative scans, a time series of patient
measurements can be made. This can provide useful information
regarding the rate of patient weight loss as well as the surgical
recovery rate of the particular patient.
The results are then digitally
archived. You may use these archived results for additional analysis,
pre-operative consultations, or as a teaching tool to allow others
to understand your work.