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We are in need of high-quality lifestyle photos of your little ones in their STARbands for calendars and marketing materials. Lifestyle photos capture real people, in real life situations, in an artistic manner.

Anyone may enter as many photos and videos for a chance to win the monthly drawing. The most creative, high-resolution images will be used in STARband marketing collateral.

Congratulations to Megan Krueger for being chosen as this month's STARband photo contest winner! 


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Clinical Endorsements

 
Dr. Ghali LSU Health Shreveport

Dr. Ghali
LSU Health Shreveport

As a craniofacial surgeon who has treated hundreds of patients with head shape anomalies, including plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis, I can attest to the fact that use of the STARscanner is vital in providing treatment for these infants. The STARscanner is fast and well-tolerated by the youngest pediatric population. It is non-invasive with no radiation exposure, it provides accurate measurements for the best possible fit of the orthotic helmet and allows for comparison scans which are crucial in tracking the patient’s progress during treatment. Tracking changes in head shapes over time, as part of the evaluation, provides consistent criteria for determining when helmet treatment is indicated. In addition, the STARscanner provides more measurements to evaluate head shape than taking measurements by hand and is far more accurate. Without a doubt, the STARscanner is a revolutionary device in helping to provide the best available treatment for infants with craniofacial anomalies.
— G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
 
Dr. Patel Washington University in Saint Louis

Dr. Patel
Washington University in Saint Louis

Our institution offers both the endoscopic-assisted strip craniectomy and open treatments (such as fronto-orbital advancement) to patients with craniosynostosis. For the open operation, I control the postoperative head shape outcome; however, in the endoscopic procedure the orthotist dictates the head shape outcome. A skillful orthotist and constant communication are required for success. The use of the STARscanner is vital in providing this visual communication for these infants, as many patients live far away. The STARscanner provides accurate measurements for the best possible fit of the orthotic helmet and allows for comparison scans which are crucial in tracking the patient’s progress during treatment.
— Kamlesh B. Patel MD
 
Dr. Vicari Pediatric-Plastic Surgery/ Craniofacial Surgery Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Vicari
Pediatric-Plastic Surgery/
Craniofacial Surgery
Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

The information gained with the STARscanner provides a critical part by assisting in the diagnosis of the asymmetry and providing guidance in the evaluation of the treatment protocols, including both physical therapy and cranial orthosis. It allows us to not only create and manage orthotic helmets when necessary, but also, to manage total patient care. It provides accurate, reproducible and understandable objective data for the family and the caregiver.
— Frank A. Vicari, M.D., FACS, FAAP

Videos

 

"My Baby's Head is Flat:" What is Positional/Deformational Cranial Asymmetry? 

If your baby's head is flat or not symmetric, you might have some questions as to why or how. In this video, we discuss plagiocephaly, other aspects of cranial asymmetries, and methods of treatment for your child.

 

Plagio What? — by www.cappskids.org

A video about positional plagiocephaly and the specialists called orthotists who are trained to help.


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