ATLANTA, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Diamond, MD, President of Northside Ear, Nose, and Throat, P.C. ( http://www.northsideents.com/ ), introduced the patent pending "SelfClick" ( http://www.selfclick.com/ ) rhinoplasty in Atlanta, Georgia, this week. This new digital process uses film industry level three dimensional cameras to capture the image and the geometry of patients undergoing nasal plastic surgery. The image is manipulated and transferred to a three dimensional printer to produce a custom negative mold which is used during the operation as well as worn postoperatively as a custom retaining splint.
Dr. Diamond explains, "The image is captured and transformed in film industry standard software, obtaining various possible profiles for the patient. A DVD is produced for the patient so the patient and surgeon can select an appropriate visage. This is transferred to a three dimensional printer, which produces a negative ABS plastic mold of the desired outcome. The patent pending 'SelfClick' procedure reduces the uncertainty of patients embarking on rhinoplasty."
Four patients have been enrolled and will have their surgical procedures at Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center on March 9, 2005. Dr. Diamond and the patients are available to speak to the press, and the graphic content of the project will be made available for journalists.
About Northside Ear, Nose, and Throat, P.C.
Northside Ear, Nose, and Throat, P.C. ( http://www.northsideents.com/ ) is a physician practice limited to the specialty of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery with locations in Atlanta, Roswell, and Cumming, Georgia. The practice specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the head and neck, with special competence in nasal surgery and voice disorders.
About Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center (AOPD) is proud to be the preferred choice of surgeons throughout the area since 1978. We are fully licensed, accredited and we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facility, which utilizes the most modern surgical equipment available today. Our dedication to keeping abreast of constantly changing medical technology ensures that we'll always provide you with the excellence in healthcare that you deserve. ( http://www.atlantaoutpatientsurgerycenter.com/ ).
CONTACT: Holly Wells, Manager of Northside ENT, +1-770-475-3361, or email@example.com
Web site: http://www.northsideents.com/ http://www.selfclick.com/ http://www.atlantaoutpatientsurgerycenter.com/
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