e-Stetix, the First Web-based 3D Physical Simulation Technology for Plastic Surgery Consultations, Published in the #1 Ranked Medical Informatics Journal, JMIR [Crisalix]

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The leading peer-reviewed journal for health and healthcare in the internet age, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) [Source: Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, June 2011], publishes scientific paper on e-Stetix: “Development and implementation of a web-enabled 3D consultation tool for breast augmentation surgery based on 3D image reconstruction of 2D pictures”

e-Stetix is an amazing tool for every plastic surgeon. Being able to generate a 3D simulation from standard photos is absolutely unique.

The paper presents the development and evaluation of a novel computer tool that allows individual reconstruction and simulation of 3-dimensional (3D) soft tissue from ordinary digital photos of breasts.

The e-Stetix 3D consultation tool introduced in this paper features a web-based, worldwide-accessible preoperative surgical planning platform for plastic surgeons, and is evaluated through a quality control analysis by comparing 3D laser scans of patients with the 3D reconstructions obtained with e-Stetix from original 2-dimensional (2D) pictures of the same patients.

Results from quantitative and qualitative evaluations from plastic surgeons demonstrate the potential of this new emerging technology and consolidate the scientific validity of the e-Stetix web-based system, as a viable alternative to existing ‘3D scanner’ technologies.

About Journal of Medical Internet Research

The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is a leading health informatics and health services/health policy journal (ranked first by impact factor in these disciplines).

JMIR was the first open access journal covering health informatics, and the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies; a broad field, which is nowadays called "eHealth".

Further information

Plastic surgeons interested in incorporating e-Stetix 3D simulations in their consultations should contact a Crisalix product specialist via email or Live Chat on the following contact page:
http://www.crisalix.com/en/contact

View the original paper on the JMIR website.

Please cite as:

de Heras Ciechomski P, Constantinescu M, Garcia J, Olariu R, Dindoyal I, Le Huu S, Reyes M
Development and Implementation of a Web-Enabled 3D Consultation Tool for Breast Augmentation Surgery Based on 3D-Image Reconstruction of 2D Pictures
J Med Internet Res 2012;14(1):e21
URL: http://www.jmir.org/2012/1/e21/
doi: 10.2196/jmir.1903
PMID: 22306688

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