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DIEP flap perforator mapping by infrared thermography : state of the art and researchprogression
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Dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) has been used to locate perforating vessels and to assist in reconstructive breast surgery. Qualitative information on the perforating vessels is obtained by analyzing the rate and pattern of rewarming of hot spots which are easily registered with an infrared camera. Thermal measurements are made before and during surgery and are compared with the CT images available before operation. The thermal images can provide the individual influence of each perforator on the flap, as well as the dimensions of the perfused area. It will be investigated if the influence of the different dominant perforators will prove to be a useful tool for reconstructive DIEP-flap surgery.
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English
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Qirt 2022 : proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Quantitative InfraRed Thermography, 4 – 8 July 2022, Paris, France
Publication
2022
ISSN
2371-4085
DOI
10.21611/QIRT.2022.2002
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(2022) , p. 1-6
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