ePlasty: Vol. 11
Noninvasive Vascular Images for Face Transplant Surgical Planning
Shigeyoshi Soga, MD,a Nicole Wake, MS,a Ericka M. Bueno, PhD,b Michael L. Steigner, MD, Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD,a Kurt Schultz, RT, J. Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, MD,b Geoffroy C. Sisk, MD,b Richard Prior, RT, Sara L. Powers, RT, Jason Signorelli,a Camille K. Jania,b Bohdan Pomahac, MD,b and Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhDa

aApplied Imaging Science Laboratory, Department of Radiology and bDepartment of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Francis St, Boston, MA


Correspondence: frybicki@partners.org

Objective: Face transplantation replaces substantial defects with anatomically identical donor tissues; preoperative vascular assessment relies on noninvasive imaging to separate and characterize the external carotid vessels and branches. The objective is to describe and illustrate vascular considerations for face transplantation candidates. Methods: Novel noninvasive imaging using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging over 3 spatial dimensions plus time was de .......