Accuracy Assessment of Three-Dimensional Surface Imaging-Based Distance Measurements of the Face: Comparison of a Handheld Facial Scanner and a Stationary Whole-Body Surface Imaging Device.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Three-dimensional surface imaging (3DSI) has been shown to be a useful tool for plastic surgeons in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative setting. The objective of this investigation was to compare the accuracy of facial surface distance measurements using both a handheld facial 3DSI device and a stationary whole-body 3DSI device. Users should be aware of deviations when obtaining 3DSI using the presented imaging devices but should not refrain from using them, as the absolute differences might be too small to play a role in both, clinical and research, settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koban, KC; Xu, Y; Moellhoff, N; Ehrl, D; Alfertshofer, MG; Cotofana, S; Giunta, RE; Woodward, J; Voropai, D; Frank, K

Published Date

  • May 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 159 - 166

PubMed ID

  • 35501053

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1926

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fsc.2022.01.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States