A new technology can capture clear images of tiny blood vessels using light and ultrasound. This will enable better treatments, such as reconstructive surgery for patients who have had a part of their head, neck or breast removed due to cancer. Doctors can safely cut and transplant skin flaps containing blood vessels from a different area of the body, decreasing the burden on patients. The technology can also visualize transparent, thin lymph vessels, and improve the treatment of lymphedema.
This device captures detailed, three-dimensional images of tiny blood vessels
This technical director of a startup is leading the development of the device
The technology will make post-cancer breast reconstruction surgery safer
The technology can also visualize transparent, thin lymph vessels