Application of passive infrared thermography for DIEP flap breast reconstruction

G. Steenackers, J. Peeters, P. M. Parizel, W. Tjalma

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Abstract

In order to identify the exact location of the useful perforator for DIEP flap breast reconstruction, CT images are made in the pre-operative phase. The aim of this research is to check and visualize the blood flow in the flap by means of infrared thermography. In addition, infrared thermography will be applied during and post-operative phase. The results will be used in order to pinpoint the usefulness of IR thermography as an alternative for perforator mapping. The thermal images will help to decide which parts of the flap can or cannot be used for the DIEP flap reconstruction. By means of infrared thermography a blood vessel distribution of the abdominal wall will be visualized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14TH QUANTITATIVE INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
PublisherQIRT Council
Pages25-29
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Quantitative Infrared Thermography Conference (QIRT) - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameQuantitative Infrared Thermography
PublisherQIRT COUNCIL
ISSN (Print)2371-4085

Conference

Conference14th Quantitative Infrared Thermography Conference (QIRT)
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period25/06/1829/06/18

Cite this

Steenackers, G., Peeters, J., Parizel, P. M., & Tjalma, W. (2018). Application of passive infrared thermography for DIEP flap breast reconstruction. In 14TH QUANTITATIVE INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY CONFERENCE (pp. 25-29). (Quantitative Infrared Thermography). QIRT Council. https://doi.org/10.21611/qirt.2018.p7