FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the dedicated doctors and staff of Operation Smile, overcoming challenges comes with the territory. Travelling the globe to some of the poorest places on earth, they have performed life changing surgeries for over 200,000 children afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Among the many challenges they face is the ongoing need to photographically document their work and evaluate the outcomes. And that's what brought Maria Ansley to Canfield Imaging Systems in preparation for a recent mission to Nicaragua.
A medical photographer with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Maria was invited on the mission to advise and help with the photography. Recognizing the demanding requirements of photographing facial deformities in small children, under adverse conditions, she knew from her experience that Canfield had the right solution. The VECTRA H1, a portable handheld 3D camera, enables fast and easy imaging of small to medium field subjects in any environment. And VECTRA's high quality three dimensional photographs are just what the doctor ordered for visualizing and analyzing the wide range of facial conditions they encounter.
So when Maria left for Nicaragua, two VECTRA H1 cameras accompanied her on the mission, courtesy of Canfield Imaging Systems. "VECTRA H1 offers a transformative technology for our medical teams," Maria stated on her return. "I believe it will change the way we practice medical photography in the field, and how we think about facial imaging in the clinic." Canfield is honored to support the mission of Operation Smile, and pleased that our imaging solutions will be used to improve the lives of so many afflicted children.
To learn more about how the VECTRA H1 can make a difference in your practice contact Canfield Imaging Systems at 800-815-4330 or by email at info@CanfieldSci.com. You can find more information on our website at CanfieldSci.com.
About Canfield Imaging Systems
Canfield Imaging Systems is a division of Canfield Scientific, Inc., the global leader in imaging systems services and products for scientific research and healthcare applications. Canfield Scientific, Inc. serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, medical and skincare industries.
Canfield Imaging Systems utilizes the many years of experience and product breakthroughs of its parent company's clinical research services, and tailors their products to the unique requirements of direct patient care in healthcare and wellness environments.
About Operation Smile
Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an international children's medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,400 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term self-sufficiency in resource poor environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their local communities. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment, supplies and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide centers.
SOURCE Canfield Scientific, Inc.