Non-Invasive Skin Perfusion Measurement

ID# 2018-4831
Novel method conducted on human arm.

Technology Summary

This technology is a device and method for quantitatively assessing blood perfusion. This would have application in plastic surgery and other types of procedures involving thick skin flaps. The tissue is first heated with microwave heating (MWH). Once the tissue is heated, it is then measured with infrared radiometry (IRR) to detect the blood perfusion non-invasively.

Application & Market Utility

Compared to competing technologies, this technology is less invasive, more quantitative, and less costly and can be used intra-operatively and post-operatively to assess blood perfusion so that corrective procedures can be performed before the patient is discharged.

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