Paper 13.340

S. D. Wohlgemuth and D. B. Stefan, "Complete Spacial Evaluation of the Preoperative Bariatric Patient - New Insights into Body Composition", in Proc. of 4th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Long Beach CA, USA, 2013, pp. 340-351,


Complete Spacial Evaluation of the Preoperative Bariatric Patient New Insights into Body Composition


Stephen D. WOHLGEMUTH 1,2, David STEFAN 3

1 Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA, USA;
2 Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Solutions, Norfolk VA, USA;
3 Novaptus Systems Inc. Chesapeake, VA, USA


Current techniques to evaluate the physical characteristics of the preoperative bariatric subject are generally limited to height, weight and perhaps anthropometric measurements such as waist and hips. By keeping the height and weight values, and using a commercial 3D whole body scanner and associated measurement software, one can provide a complete spacial evaluation of the subject, including excess volume, excess fat and fat density.


Full paper: 13.340.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2013, 19-20 Nov. 2013, Long Beach California, USA
Pages: 340-351

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