During your T-Joe Pectus Brace treatment you may need to take a set of photos to monitor your results, which you will then email to our office and/or your doctor. Follow the guidelines below and the sample photos on page 2 of this PDF for best results:
- Stand with heels about 12 inches away from a solid, dark colored wall. Dim the room lights to prevent excessive glare off the skin.
- Keep arms at side with a relaxed and natural stance. Eyes should be looking straight ahead, not at the camera, head level.
- The camera person should stay in the same spot and have the Pectus person rotate/move so that each photo is the same distance from the camera.
- When taking the photos the camera should be at the same level as the Pectus defect. So if the patient is a child the cameraman may have to kneel.
- The photos should be taken from the nose down to about an inch below the navel. Please, no face. Remove shoes – socks or bare feet only.
- For males and undeveloped females (children) remove all clothing from the waist up. The chest should be bare skin.
- For developed females the breast area needs to be covered but not the pectus defect. A sports bra or compression shirt can also be worn.
- Take the photos of the pectus person at the following angles:
- Front View
- Left side view
- Left 45 degree
- Right side view
- Right 45 degree
- Top down view
- Bottom up view
See the photo examples in this PDF for a better understanding