Imaging system helps surgeons detect blood flow

11/4/2010 | WCBS-TV (New York)

In as many as one in seven post-mastectomy breast reconstruction patients, the skin over the reconstructed breast does not get enough blood and starts to die, resulting in infection or other complications. A device called the SPY Imaging System helps surgeons see blood flow so they can prevent complications. The system involves injecting a laser-activated dye during surgery and using a special camera to detect blood flow.

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