The Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas, at the Hickingbotham Outpatient Center at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, has opened the “ContourMed Clinic” within its offices. ContourMed 3-D imaging technology, developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, captures a laser scan of the the breast or breasts that will be removed prior to a patient’s mastectomy.
“The scanning technology captures the exact shape, slope, and contour of the intact breast to achieve the natural look, feel, and movement of an actual breast,” says Mimi San Pedro, ContourMed president and breast cancer survivor. “Because women are custom fitted, the back of the prosthesis is crafted to reflect every unique detail of the chest wall and women are able to wear their bra of choice.”
According to Jim Hagans, MD, Surgical Clinic breast surgeon, women who chose not to have reconstruction previously had to deal with prosthesis fitting after they went through the recovery process. Hagans says ContourMed allows physicians to provide full-service medical options at an early point in the recovery process.
[ContourMed Inc, July 20, 2006]