Novaptus Systems, Incorporated introduced the white
light scanner to an aesthetic surgery practice in November, 2002.
The initial focus was to
aid surgeons in evaluating potential patients for body contouring
Patients are scanned pre-operatively.
Procedure specific measurement templates, designed by Novaptus Systems,
Incorporated automatically extract pertinent measurements that give
the surgeon unique insight into the patient's body contours.
The surgeon uses the pre-op
measurement information in the planning of the surgical procedure.
Patients are then scanned
post-operatively, often on a repetitive basis. Measurements are
extracted using the same procedure specific measurement extraction
template that was used for the pre-op scan.
Measurement, volume and
surface area calculations are produced that compare the patient's
pre-op body habitus with the post-op body habitus.
Results are analyzed, validated
and placed into a 3D digital archive. The archive can be retrieved
using common computer technology.
Periodic scan analysis clearly
show the effects of settling and swelling over time.