Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Visionsense Iridium provides a cost-effective, objective way to visually assess the quality tissue perfusion during surgery. Iridium uses a unique combination of IR fluorescent dye (ICG) and High Definition imaging to allow surgeons to make informed decisions.
The Iridium system is fast and easy to setup and can be quickly transported into and out of a busy operating theater. Native HD imaging, best in class IR illumination, and pristine image quality allow unprecedented inter-operative visualization
Iridium is designed to be used in reconstructive procedures where abilities to see tissue perfusion and viability are clinically valuable.
Use of ICG-based IR fluorescence to evaluate tissue perfusion has been discussed in clinical literature for a number of years (dating back to 1999 ).1 In procedures such as breast reconstruction IR fluorescence-based assessment can result in decreased rates of complications . Decreased rates of complications can result in cost savings for hospitals.2
Nipple Sparing DIEP Flap
Tissue Expander Reconstruction
The VS3 Iridium system should not be used to assess blood flow through a vessel graft relative to blood flow through interconnected blood vessels.
1 Still, Joseph, et al. “Evaluation of the circulation of reconstructive flaps using laser-induced fluorescence of indocyanine green.” Annals of plastic surgery42.3 (1999): 266-274.
2 Liu, Daniel Z., et al. “The application of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography in plastic surgery.” Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 27.6 (2011): 355.