Holographic Augmented Reality for DIEP Flap Harvest
SourcePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 147, 1, (2021), pp. 25e-29e
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 17: Women's cancers RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
BACKGROUND: During a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap harvest, the identification and localization of the epigastric arteries and its perforators are crucial. Holographic augmented reality is an innovative technique that can be used to visualize this patient-specific anatomy extracted from a computed tomographic scan directly on the patient. This study describes an innovative workflow to achieve this. METHODS: A software application for the Microsoft HoloLens was developed to visualize the anatomy as a hologram. By using abdominal nevi as natural landmarks, the anatomy hologram is registered to the patient. To ensure that the anatomy hologram remains correctly positioned when the patient or the user moves, real-time patient tracking is obtained with a quick response marker attached to the patient. RESULTS: Holographic augmented reality can be used to visualize the epigastric arteries and its perforators in preparation for a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap harvest. CONCLUSIONS: Potentially, this workflow can be used visualize the vessels intraoperatively. Furthermore, this workflow is intuitive to use and could be applied for other flaps or other types of surgery.
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