Non-invasive vascular imaging in perforator flap surgery

Luca Saba, Matteo Atzeni, Warren Matthew Rozen, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Raffaella Bura, Mario Piga, Diego Ribuffo

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Preoperative imaging using a range of imaging modalities has become increasingly popular for preoperative planning in plastic surgery, in particular in perforator flap surgery. Modalities in this role include ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and computed tomographic angiography (CTA). The evidence for the use of these techniques has been reported in only a handful of studies. In this paper we conducted a non-systematic review of the literature to establish the role for each of these modalities. The role of state-of-the-art vascular imaging as an application in perforator flap surgery is thus offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • MRA
  • PDUS
  • Postprocessing
  • Vascular flap surgery

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