1st Edition

Imaging for Plastic Surgery

ISBN 9781466551114
Published December 10, 2014 by CRC Press
894 Pages 596 B/W Illustrations

USD $220.00

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Book Description

Preoperative imaging is increasingly being adopted for preoperative planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Accurate preoperative analysis can reduce the length of operations and maximize surgical design and dissection techniques.

Imaging for Plastic Surgery covers the techniques, applications, and potentialities of medical imaging technology in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Presenting state-of-the-art research on evolving imaging modalities, this cutting-edge text:

  • Provides a practical introduction to imaging modalities that can be used during preoperative planning
  • Addresses imaging principles of the face, head, neck, breast, trunk, and extremities
  • Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of all available imaging modalities
  • Demonstrates the added value of imaging in different clinical scenarios

Comprised of contributions from world-class experts in the field, Imaging for Plastic Surgery is an essential imaging resource for surgeons, radiologists, and patient care professionals.

Table of Contents




Computed Tomography; Michele Anzidei, Federica Ciolina, Fulvio Zaccagna, Alessandro Napoli, and Carlo Catalano

MRI Physics Principles; Marta Tomás Mallebrera and Ángeles Franco López

Diagnostic Ultrasound; Alberto Benito, David Cano, Mariana Elorz, and Pedro Slon

Nuclear Medicine; Alessandra Serra and Mario Piga

Mammography; Luis Pina Insauti, Jon Etxano Cantera, Pedro Slon, and Arlette Elizalde

PET-CT in Oncology; Anna Margherita Maffione, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Adriano Marcolongo, and Domenico Rubello

Sentinel Node Biopsy: An Evolution of the Science and Surgical Principles; Ramin Shayan, Hayley Reynolds, Cara Michelle Le Roux, and Tara Karnezis

Free Flap Revascularisation Process; Emanuele Cigna, Federico Lo Torto, Alessandro Napoli, Jiri Vesely, and Diego Ribuffo

Application of Virtual 3D Plastic Surgery; Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Vachara Niumsawatt, and Warren M. Rozen

Digital Thermographic Photography for Preoperative Perforator Mapping; Vachara Niumsawatt, Warren M. Rozen, and Iain S. Whitaker

Stereotactic Image-Guided Surgery; Vachara Niumsawatt, Warren M. Rozen, Mark W. Ashton, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, and Iain S. Whitaker

Lymphatics: Anatomy, Mapping, and Evolving Imaging Technologies; Ramin Shayan, Iain S. Whitaker, Cara Michelle Le Roux, and Tara Karnezis

Vascular Anomalies in Children: Tumours and Vascular Malformations; Luigino Santecchia, Piergiorgio Falappa, and Mario Zama

Imaging and Surgical Principles for Maxillary Reconstruction; Riccardo Cipriani, Rossella Sgarzani, Luca Negosanti, Achille Tarsitano, Claudio Marchetti, and Emilia Pascali

Imaging for Jaw Reconstruction; Fu-Chan Wei, et al.

Imaging in Surgical Strategies for Facial Reconstruction; Francesco Stagno d’Alcontres, Gabriele Delia, Flavia Lupo, Marcello Longo, Francesca Granata, and Philippe Pelissier

Imaging and Surgical Strategies for Cutaneous Neoplasm of the Scalp; Luca Andrea Dessy, Matteo Atzeni, Andrea Conversi, Luca Saba, Manfredi Greco, and Diego Ribuffo

Surgical Strategies and Imaging for Regional Flaps in the Head and Neck; Gary Xia Vern Tan, Warren M. Rozen, Vachara Niumsawatt, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, and Edmund W. Ek

Imaging for Recipient Vessels of the Head and Neck for Microvascular Transplantation; Gary Xia Vern Tan, Warren M. Rozen, Vachara Niumsawatt, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, and Edmund W. Ek

Imaging and Surgical Principles for pTRAM Breast Reconstruction; Diego Ribuffo, Matteo Atzeni, Maristella Guerra, and Luca Saba

Angio-CT Imaging of Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery and Deep Superior Epigastric Artery Perforators; Vachara Niumsawatt, Warren M. Rozen, Mark W. Ashton, Iain S. Whitaker, Emilio García-Tutor, and Alberto Alonso-Burgos

MR Imaging of Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery and Deep Superior Epigastric Artery Perforators; Vachara Niumsawatt, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Iain S. Whitaker, and Warren M. Rozen

Surgical Principles of Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery and Deep Superior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap; Vachara Niumsawatt, Mark W. Ashton, Warren M. Rozen, and Iain S. Whitaker

Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap; Mark Schaverien

Surgical Principles and Breast Imaging and Monitoring after Autologous Fat Transfer; Paolo Persichetti, Barbara Cagli, Tiziano Pallara, Donata Maria Antonia Assunta Vaccaro, Carlo Augusto Mallio, and Bruno Beomonte Zobel

Surgical Principles and Imaging of Breast Implants and Their Follow-Up; Luca Andrea Dessy, Nefer Fallico, Gloria Pasqua Fanelli, Carlo De Masi, Luca Saba, Diego Ribuffo, and Nicolò Scuderi

Lymphatic Imaging of the Breast: Evolving Technologies and the Future; Jaume Masia, Gemma Pons, Maria Luisa Nardulli, Juan Angel Clavero, Xavier Alomar, and Joan Duch Renom

Breast Imaging for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery; Jeremy Nickfarjam, Oren M. Tepper, and Nolan S. Karp

Imaging for Incisional Median Abdominal Wall Hernias; Pietro Giorgio Calò, Giuseppe Pisano, Luca Saba, Matteo Atzeni, Fabio Medas, and Angelo Nicolosi

Imaging and Surgical Principles of Perforator Flaps of the Trunk; Alexis Laungani and Michel Saint-Cyr

Phalloplasty in Female-to-Male Sex Reassignment Surgery; Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Vachara Niumsawatt, and Warren M. Rozen

Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Gluteal Arteries and Perforator Flaps; Julie V. Vasile, Maria M. Lotempio, and Robert J. Allen

Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flap; Diego Ribuffo, Emanuele Cigna, Luca Saba, Francesco Serratore, and Arianna Milia

Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Anteromedial Thigh Perforator Flap; Emanuele Cigna, Michele Maruccia, Alessandro Napoli, and Hung-Chi Chen

Imaging and Surgical Principles for Tensor Fascia Lata Flap; Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Ahmet Duymaz, Kamil Karaali, and Can Çevikol

Surgical Principles of Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery; Warren M. Rozen, Mark W. Ashton, Vachara Niumsawatt, Alberto-Alonso Burgos, Iain S. Whitaker, and Jeannette W. Ting

Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Propeller and Perforator Flaps of the Lower Limb; Emanuele Cigna, Michele Maruccia, Alessandro Napoli, Federico Lo Torto, Paola Parisi, and Diego Ribuffo

Lymphoscintigraphy for Extremities’ Oedemas and for Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Cutaneous Melanomas of the Torso; Giuliano Mariani, Paola A. Erba, Gianpiero Manca, Luisa Locantore, Federica Orsini, Sara Mazzarri, Valerio Duce, Manuel Tredici, and Elisa Tardelli

Nuclear Medicine as an Aid to Minimally Invasive Surgery, with Emphasis on Hybrid SPECT/CT Imaging; Federica Orsini, Alessandra Serra, Mario Piga, and Giuliano Mariani

Preoperative Imaging for Reconstruction of the Lower Extremities; Hidehiko Yoshimatsu and Takumi Yamamoto

Imaging and Surgical Principles in Hand Surgery; Giorgio Pajardi

Imaging and Surgical Principles of Osteomyelitis and Pressure Ulcers; B. Carlesimo, M. Ruggiero, Federico Lo Torto, and M. Marcasciano


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Luca Saba works at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria (AOU) of Cagliari, Italy. His research is focused on neuroradiology, multi-detector-row computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and diagnostic in vascular sciences. Widely published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, he has edited 5 books, written 7 book chapters, presented more than 400 papers in National and International Congress (RSNA, ESGAR, ECR, ISR, AOCR, AINR, JRS, SIRM, AINR), and won 6 scientific and extracurricular awards. He is a member of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), and European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR).

Warren M. Rozen combines clinical practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery with translational research as an assistant professor at Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. He holds an MBBS, PGDipSurgAnat, BMedSc, and Ph.D from the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, and an MD from James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Widely published and a popular invited keynote and guest speaker, he is the senior author and/or editor of 20 textbooks in reconstructive surgery and the recipient of more than 60 awards for his work. He holds editorial board positions on 9 international journals including the Annals of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery and Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Alberto Alonso-Burgos, MD, Ph.D, is a consultant radiologist in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit at University Hospital Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain. He completed all his medical training (MD 2003, Ph.D 2009, and diagnostic radiology residency 2008) at the University of Navarra and Clinic University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. His research has been focused on CT and MRI angiography for reconstructive surgery and preoperative 3D planning as well as oncologic interventional radiology. He has published more than 25 papers and 10 book chapters, and has edited textbooks including this first general imaging text for reconstructive plastic surgery.

Prof. Diego Ribuffo is a European board-certified plastic surgeon, and combines clinical practice with teaching and research at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. His main clinical interests are reconstructive microsurgery and breast surgery. He has authored more than 200 publications, 2 books, and has given more than 100 presentations at national and international meetings. He has won several scientific prizes, and is on the editorial board of two international journals. After completing two fellowships in Atlanta and Melbourne, and being associate professor for eight years at Cagliari University, he is now back in his home university, where he currently serves as associate professor in plastic surgery in the Department of Surgery "P Valdoni".


"... gathers all necessary information on the added value that each imaging modality can provide in most clinical scenarios found in plastic and reconstructive surgery. ... Starting with an introduction to imaging modalities that can be used during preoperative planning of plastic and reconstructive surgery, the book further comprises sections that compile the essentials of imaging for the reconstruction of the face, head and neck, breast, abdomen, and upper and lower extremities. ... Imaging for Plastic Surgery has the potential to engage not only plastic surgeons, but also professionals that actively participate in patient care. This can easily be the manual of many radiology and plastic surgery residents, in which they will be able to find all necessary information about what imaging can add to their next surgery. ... Imaging for Plastic Surgery goes beyond the traditional use of imaging in medicine and deals with a novel clinical application of non-invasive imaging in the surgical field. Image-based accurate preoperative assessment of potential surgical strategies and techniques will undoubtedly result in better patient outcome and optimization of resources. This book comprises the essential knowledge about what every available imaging modality can offer and emphasizes their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, most relevant principles comprehending imaging and surgical procedures are thoroughly presented in this book. Readers will find in Imaging for Plastic Surgery a clear path to follow when considering the potential benefit of using imaging techniques for preoperative planning of almost every surgical procedure in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery."
—Gorka Bastarrika, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Registrars and consultants alike will find this book an excellent reference text to learn more about the radiographic tests we order and to make sure we are up to date with the new technologies now offered by our colleagues. Technology is rapidly expanding and new imaging techniques allow us to obtain a much better preoperative assessment for planning of the operative procedure. This text clearly defines the roles of these newer tests and [defines] which [tests] are the most appropriate to be ordered."
—Patricia Terrill, Peninsula Health, Frankston, Victoria, Australia

To the best of my knowledge and after an extensive online search, I was unable to find any other textbooks that so
extensively tackle the subject of medical imaging as it relates to plastic surgery in general and certainly none that cover it in such breadth and in such detail. I found it to be very informative and I believe it adequately fills an obvious gap in the plastic surgery library for use by trainees and consultants alike.
— Patrick Addison, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Edinburgh, UK, The PMFA Journal, volume 3
issue 3

A fascinating journey through the latest and most innovative imaging procedures that identify relevant underlying structures of human anatomy, crucial for the planning and execution of successful surgery.

Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)