Objective Flap Assessment During Reconstructive Surgery
To perform a pilot study of the FLARE™ NIR fluorescence imaging system in conjunction with
indocyanine green (ICG) during breast reconstructive surgery utilizing deep inferior
epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps.
Due to patient-to-patient anatomic variation, the vascular perfusion to the cutaneous
elements in flaps is unpredictable and of great concern to the surgeon planning the design
of the flap. We propose a method of imaging the flap based on the use of invisible
near-infrared fluorescent light that has significant advantages for both patient and
A pilot optimization study of the imaging system in combination with ICG to determine
optimal dose, light excitation fluence rate, and camera exposure time.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
John V Frangioni, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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