Interactive web Site

Porex Surgical introduces an a Web site with e-viewCT, which makes it possible to convert a patient’s computed tomography (CT) scan data into a virtual 3-D customized implant design that can be viewed 360° on a secure internet Web site, which can customize implants to fit the defect or to correct an asymmetry. It allows the surgeon to transmit the patient’s CT scan data  electronically via a secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Web address and to view online a 3-D skull model and implant template with a downloadable prescription form using an individual password-protected Web address.  Interested surgeons can learn more by  visiting the Porex Surgical Web site and clicking on the e-viewCT link on the home page.

For more information, contact Porex Surgical Inc, 15 Dart Rd, Newnan, GA 30265-1017; (800) 521-7321;

Acne Wipes

Reduce scarring and get rid of acne lesions with a Nooner by GlyMed Plus. Formulated for Circadian balance using Beta Hydroxys, pure botanical extracts, and antioxidants, Nooners wipe away excessive oils, bacteria, and environmental debris that cause acne.ooner packs are great for oil control touch-ups during the day, and can be carried anywhere and used anytime.

For more information, contact Advanced Aesthetics Inc, 235 N Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660; (800) 676-9667;

Thermoplastic Cord

For an alternative to Neoprene, turn to customizable Thermoplastic Elasto­mer (TPE) cord by Autac. TPE has a rubber-like feel and maintains high retractile memory and flexibility. It is available in a range of colors and can be designed to handle varying amounts of amperage. The cord is available in lengths of 12, 24, 36, and 48 inches, and can extend on a 1:5 ratio.

For more information, contact Autac Inc, 2180 Foxon Rd, PO Box 306, N Branford, CT 06471-0306; (800) 243-3161;

Scheduling System

MDeverywhere and SpectraSoft offer Total Solution, a patient management process that reduces the time a practice spends on registration, scheduling, and billing. Patient registration and scheduling data are entered through Appointments­PRO, which are automatically integrated into MDeverywhere’s Palm and Web-based Every­Charge™, providing paperless and error-free billing.

For more information, contact MDeverywhere, 26 Central Ave, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (866) 340-5500;

Treatment Cream

Ultraceuticals offers Ultra C, a treatment cream that improves the appearance of fine lines to help restore a smoother, softer, and more youthful radiance. Ultra C provides pure vitamin C absorption through a transdermal delivery system.

For additional information, contact Ultraceuticals, 4727 E Bell Rd, Suite 45, Phoenix, AZ 85032; (800) 339-5115;

Heating/ Cooling Pad

Thermionics introduces Thermipaq™, a heating and cooling pad that utilizes a clay-based thermal ceramic compound to provide reusable and soothing pain relief. Thermipaq is effective for the relief of pain caused by arthritis, sports injuries, sinus and stress headaches, joint stiffness, and chronic back pain.

For additional information, contact Thermionics Corp, 3501 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703; (800) 800-5728;

Business Management

To provide state-of-the-art care for patients, turn to Practice Solutions by MBNA, which offers fixed or variable rates with flexible terms up to 15 years on all financing products. MBNA helps a practice improve its cash flow by paying off high-rate debt or by refinancing a current loan with payment structures tailored to meet a specific need.

For additional information, contact MBNA, 2740 Airport Dr, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43219; (800) 491-3634;

Transcription Software

ResultSet introduces an automated transcription service to their RSI Medical Software System. With the transcription software, dictated and transcribed documents are automatically filed into a patient’s electronic record, eliminating manual filing by the staff. The automation saves approximately 7 hours per month and reduces errors by 100% compared to the traditional method. The dictation tracking window allows physicians to quickly review, edit, and approve all transcribed documents.

For additional information, contact ResultSet Inc, 1609 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201; (866) 269-3519;

Stress-Free Marketing

Ideal Solutions Marketing offers a marketing system that teaches how to market a practice, create a steady stream of patients, and run targeted ads for patient demographics. It provides a complete library of ad templates and marketing campaign materials, and reveals more than 171 insider marketing secrets virtually unknown to plastic surgery professionals.

For additional information, contact Ideal Solutions, (877) 787-5868.

Close-Up Camera

Polariod introduces the Macro 5 SLR Instant Close-Up Camera, which instantly captures and displays skin-treatment progress and results to patients. The built-in dial system sets the lenses to five different magnification settings. Features include a single-lens reflex to capture quality photos, a focusing system, and an electronic flash.

For additional information, contact Polariod Corp, 400 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778; (800) 662-8337;

Electrode Pad

Megadyne Medical Products offers Mega 2000® Soft Electrode Pad, which is designed to improve electrosurgery, patient care and comfort, and reduce medical waste disposal costs. It is estimated that hospitals switching from small sticky pads to Mega 2000 have saved more than 1.8 million pounds of medical waste and nearly $1 million in disposable costs, based on a $0.50-per-pound disposal fee. The reusable pad, which measures 920 inches, ensures full and safe electrical patient contact and eliminates heat buildup. It also reduces pressure and friction to protect against  the formation of Decubitus ulcers.

For additional information, contact Megadyne Medical Products Inc, 11506 S State St, Draper, UT 84020; (800) 747-6110;

Air Sterilizer

Hurricane Ultra Violet air purifier from Calutech kills dust mites, bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew. Hurricane features the highest amount of UV-C germicidal UV light in an ultraviolet home unit and a fully variable speed fan. The electrostatic air filter is treated with an antimicrobial agent to prevent bacteria growth in the particles it collects. It has an automatic restarting UV lamp to eliminate the need to reset power. A 1-year warranty is available.

For additional information, contact Calutech, 6721 W 111th St, Worth, IL 60482-1911; (888) 932-0383;

Text Messaging

To send special offers, coupons, and promotional announcements directly to cell phones, turn to Users simply enter the message, input the phone number into an online address book, and click “send.” It operates on a prepaid credit system and can be accessed from any Internet-connected PC. Messages can be sent through all major US carriers.

For more information, contact Text­alert. com, 69 Westside Dr, Exeter, NH 03833; (617) 571-2023;

Dermal Filler

Inamed introduces Hylaform® Plus, a Hyaluronic acid gel for wrinkle correction. Hylaform is a dermal filler made from a highly purified form of hyaluronic acid that mimics the effects of natural hyaluronic acid. When injected just below the surface of the skin, Hylaform adds volume to the skin, smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles. It provides immediate, natural-looking results. Treatment and recovery usually take as little as one hour. Hylaform can be used to treat smile lines, marionette lines, the lines above the lips, and frown lines between the eyes.

For additional information, contact Inamed, 5540 Ekwill St, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (800) 766-0171;

Vital Signs Monitor

DRE Medical introduces Insight 4a Multi-Parameter Vital Signs Monitor. The monitor offers core parameters (3-lead ECG), respiration, noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and a host of options (5-lead ECG, 2-channel IP, 2-channel temperature, capnography, printer, and rechargeable battery) that allow the monitor to be tailored to patients’ needs. The intuitive interface, integrated carrying handle, high-resolution display with optional rechargeable battery, and dual trace printer may be combined to create a highly versatile monitoring solution.

For additional information, contact DRE Inc, 1800 Williamson Court, Louisville, KY 40223; (800) 462-8409;