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July 1989

Analysis of Patient Response to Preoperative Computerized Video Imaging

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo (Drs Thomas and Ehlert). Drs Freeman and Remmler are in private practice in Charlotte, NC, and Kansas City, Mo, respectively.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(7):793-796. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860310031016

• Preoperative computer-assisted video imaging was performed on 50 consecutive rhinoplasty candidates, along with routine preoperative photographs and assessment. Each patient then completed a questionnaire dealing with the imaging process. Patient acceptance of the imaging process was excellent. Responses indicated that most patients felt that video imaging improved communication between patient and surgeon, increased patient confidence in surgery and surgeon, and enhanced the patient-physician relationship. The future use of computer-assisted video imaging in teaching, preoperative planning, and improved postoperative patient satisfaction is discussed.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:793-796)