FAQ's

Axis Three’s Portrait 3D Surgical Simulation Platform enables surgeons to visually communicate and collaborate on the outcomes of cosmetic surgical procedures by using the patient’s own image presented in photo-realistic 3D.
Why do I need Axis Three in my practice?
What is included with the system?
How does this impact our patient flow?
Does Axis Three synch with my Record Management System?
Can I capture a post operative image?
Can I show a patient multiple simulations using Axis Three?
How do you make sure you capture a patient’s image consistently?
Is the Axis Three software difficult to learn?
How is CCT different?
What is TBS and why does it matter?
How long does it take to install the system at our practice?
How long does it take to do a scan?
Do I need to be a computer expert do use your solutions?

Why do I need Axis Three in my practice?

One of the questions patients ask most is "How will I look after surgery?" The answer will likely determine whether or not the patient proceeds with surgery. With Axis Three you can show your patient what he or she will look like after surgery – on his or her own 3D body image. You can explain the procedure in detail, point out inconsistencies and discuss various options, with the patient feeling at ease and confident.

What is included with the system?

All the necessary hardware and software required for a standalone scanning and simulation system. Customers have the option to use their own monitors and PC's if they prefer and the system can be networked to multiple points and /or multiple users or connected to a big screen plasma monitor.

How does this impact our patient flow?

The system should improve your patient flow by saving time, improving communications, aiding decisions about size and eliminating or reducing the need for sizers.

Does Axis Three synch with my Record Management System?

Any patient file can be saved in PDF report format and added to your RMS as an attachment. Specific RMS integration can be addressed with our engineers.

Can I capture a post operative image?

Yes. Just take a post-operative scan as you did with the pre-operative scan. The 3D images, pre op, saved simulations and post op, are all kept in the same patient file.

Can I show a patient multiple simulations using Axis Three?

Yes. You can complete as many simulations as you’d like and show as many as 6 different simulations can be selected for display in a single window. All simulations can be rotated and viewed from all available angles.

How do you make sure you capture a patient’s image consistently?

Axis Three’s system has been developed to enable easy alignment of the patient and consistent image capture with visual guide embedded in the system and the ability to adjust the height of the hardware.

Is the Axis Three software difficult to learn?

The technology is quite complex but software is easy to use and intuitive by design. We call it “simplified complexity”. A full day of onsite training is scheduled after the system is installed to integrate Axis Three in your patient flow, train using real patients and answer any questions.

How is CCT different?

CCT offers a highly robust, low complexity 3D image capture. Multiple camera and projector pairs capture and combine images to provide an accurate 180 degree view in a single scan. Most other 3D systems use front and parallel, stereo imaging technology of some variety which is slower, less intuitive and requires very accurate alignment and calibration to maintain consistent image quality.

What is TBS and why does it matter?

TBS is the science behind Axis Three that enables realistic simulation vs. generic modeling. With TBS, our 3D simulation software reacts to the patient’s actual body attributes so that when an implant is placed, the breast tissue responds as it would in reality. Based on clinical data from our Axis Three Community and a complex set of physics algorithms, we’ve also included a tissue elasticity adjustment which provides more realistic and more accurate outcome based on the patient’s own body characteristics.

How long does it take to install the system at our practice?

We schedule a technician to come onsite and install the system in your practice. The install is often completed within a few hours.

How long does it take to do a scan?

The actual scan happens in seconds with one click. The entire process takes only a couple of minutes from scan to simulation.

Do I need to be a computer expert do use your solutions?

While the technology behind it is complex, the system is very easy and intuitive to use.