White Light Scanning to Aid Body Contouring: A Pilot Project

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 26, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 9, 2014
Novaptus Systems Incorporated
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Gilbert, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Brief Summary:
A white light scanner can more accurately measure body contouring subjects than standard anthropomorphic methods.

Condition or disease
Lipodystrophy Body Dysmorphic Disorders

Detailed Description:
A 3-D digital body camera that employs non-intrusive white light phase profilometry and 24 coordinated charge-coupled cameras scans and produces a "point cloud" image of the subject. The result of the two-minute scan process is an accurate three-dimensional body model of the subject, consisting of over 1.2 million surface points. The point cloud is compressed to provide programmable measurement extraction profiles (MEP's) that automatically extracts linear and circumferential measurements. Subjects are scanned and anthropometrically measured pre-operatively, and at 3, 6 and 9 months post-op.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: White Light Scanning to Aid Body Contouring: A Pilot Project
Study Start Date : January 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2020

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It is anticipated that the participants will undergo body contouring procedures including lipoplasty [internal fat suction removal], abdominoplasty [surgical removal of lower abdominal skin and fat], breast reduction [surgical removal of breast skin, fat, and breast tissue to reduce breast size], breast augmentation [surgical breast enlargement], thigh lift [surgical removal of upper thigh tissue], and brachioplasty [surgical removal of upper arm tissue].

These procedures will be evaluated by pre- and post-operative digital scans, analog measurements, and clinical examinations and photographs.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To study whether the scanner was faster and more accurate than anthropometric measurements. [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    The scanner and anthropometric measurements will be compared for accuracy and fidelity of collection. Anthropometric tape measurements will be compared to measurement extraction profiles provided by the scanner.Conclusions will be drawn based on the data collected.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy, prospective, surgical candidates for body contouring surgery, including: lipoplasty, abdominoplasty, breast reduction, breast augmentation, thigh lift,and brachioplasty are being asked to participate in this research project.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All healthy preoperative body contouring subjects between 18-65 years old are potentially included in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, nursing,or have a history of epilepsy.
  • Individuals under 18 years old;
  • Problems reading or understanding spoken instructions;
  • Are in jail or in a "locked ward";
  • Are a student or an employee of EVMS; or
  • Are chemically-dependent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01093950

Contact: DAVID A GILBERT, MD 757-274-4000
Contact: ROBERT H SCHNARRS, MD 757-274-4000 HAGUE400@AOL.COM

United States, Virginia
The Hague Center Recruiting
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23510
Contact: David A Gilbert, MD    757-274-4000   
Principal Investigator: David A. Gilbert, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Novaptus Systems Incorporated
Principal Investigator: David A Gilbert, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School

Responsible Party: David Gilbert, Principal Investigator, Eastern Virginia Medical School Identifier: NCT01093950     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-09-FB-0235
First Posted: March 26, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014

Keywords provided by David Gilbert, Eastern Virginia Medical School:
white light scanner
extraction profiles
Body lipodystrophy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Skin Diseases, Metabolic
Skin Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Somatoform Disorders
Mental Disorders