Video technology has been steadily helping doctors provide consultation and remote diagnostics with patients by helping look for symptoms and check up on them. As such, it comes as no surprise that it’s now being used for plastic surgery consultations and diagnostics.
Don’t misunderstand; this isn’t just for nose jobs or physical augmentations. Plastic surgery is an important medical procedure for critical purposes, such as facial reconstruction after an accident. In the case of Bella I Co., Ltd., a Korean plastic surgery consulting institution, however, Polycom’s (News - Alert) HD video collaboration solutions are being used for remote diagnostics, pre-surgery consulting, and post-surgery follow up between Korea and China.
Thanks to Polycom, Bella I can offer a public, network-based remote diagnostic system, allowing for remote communications and diagnoses, saving costs and increasing sales. It additionally provides secure video meetings with low bandwidth, and with its HD meeting network protection mechanism, it has the clear audio-visual transmission needed to make the decisions needed.
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The Polycom video solution also boasts a screen-enlarging feature, which can provide a clear view of the patient’s skin texture and structure. This enables specialists to make more precise outcome assessments, as well as determine the surgical outcome and subsequent care.
"With Polycom's secure HD video collaboration solutions, Bella I is able to establish a new business model for the cosmetic surgery industry,” says Mr. Yu ZhuanJia, GM of Bella I Beijing. “It is generally believed that video systems are for conducting video conferences only. We extended the application and have now obtained very strong results, and are greatly indebted to Polycom for its great help in our operations."
Polycom’s video solutions provide high quality video for customers in all sorts of industries, including healthcare. As it’s been used to help doctors examine patients remotely, being able to use it for plastic surgery examinations is a natural extension of that. Doctors and patients are pleased with the quality it provides, not to mention the convenience and cost savings, so this is definitely a win for the company.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo