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Imaging in reconstructive microsurgery – current standards and latest trends

Authors
  • Blank, Beate
  • Cai, Aijia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Innovative Surgical Sciences
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2024
Volume
8
Issue
4
Pages
227–230
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/iss-2023-0040
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Review
License
Green

Abstract

In microsurgery, many different imaging techniques are available in both flap and lymphatic surgery that all come with their own advantages and disadvantages. In flap surgery, CT angiography is considered as the gold standard. Among others, Doppler ultrasound, color Doppler ultrasound, ICG, and smartphone-based thermal cameras are valuable imaging techniques. In lymphatic surgery, photoacoustic imaging, laser tomography, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, and high frequency ultrasound stand available to surgeons next to the current standard of lymphoscintigraphy. It is crucial to know the advantages and disadvantages to various techniques and highly adviced to microsurgeons be capable of using a variety of them.

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