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Pronostications go high tech

Article-Pronostications go high tech

A scanner that uses 3-D images to obtain thousands of data points for analysis could help predict the effectiveness of plastic surgery and could also be used to treat facial paralysis, reports BBC News.

The equipment, developed cooperatively with Imperial College London and used at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, uses six cameras to evaluate the laxity and contour of the skin. Ultimately, this knowledge of the basic makeup of the skin could be used to more accurately predict the results and longevity of proposed plastic surgeries.

Those involved with the development of the high tech system anticipate its use as a tool in guiding breast and body contouring surgeries.

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