In our last Newsletter we mentioned a fund raising drive that has been launched to get new equipment for planning treatment. The piece we are fundraising for is a new computerised 3 Dimensional Capture systems.
The current system uses a conventional 2 dimensional X Ray image and a superimposed digital photograph. The new 3Dcapture system allows interactive surgical simulation and evaluation due to growth, aging and intervention in 3 dimensions. It will also facilitate storage of all necessary cleft records for audit and research purposes.
In the words of Mr McKiernan, it will “provide an invaluable tool for planning orthodontic and surgical treatment for children and adults with clefts”.
The account for making donations specifically for this purpose is below.
EQUIPMENT BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
Bank of Ireland, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Sort Code: 90-00-84 A/C No. 56191109