ePlasty: Vol. 12
Cine Computed Tomography Angiography Evaluation of Blood Flow for Full Face Transplant Surgical Planning
Geoffroy C. Sisk, MD,a Kanako K. Kumamaru, MD, PhD,b Kurt Schultz, RT,c Ericka M. Bueno, PhD,a J. Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, MD,a Elizabeth George, MBBS,b Marta M. Redjaee, MD,b Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD,b Michael L. Steigner, MD,b Bohdan Pomahac, MD,a and Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD,b

aDivision of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery; bApplied Imaging Science Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass; and cToshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Vernon Hills, Ill.


Correspondence: frybicki@partners.org

Objective: Screening for full face transplantation candidates includes computed tomographic vascular mapping of the external carotid distribution for potential arterial and venous anastomoses. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the benefits and drawbacks of cine computed tomographic imaging for preoperative vascular mapping compared with best arterial and venous phase static images. Methods: Two image data sets were retrospectively created and compared for diagnostic findings.  .......