Preliminary evaluation of near-infrared vein visualization technology in the screening of palatal blood vessels


YAPRAK E. , Kayaalti-Yuksek S.

MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, vol.23, no.1, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4317/medoral.21996
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL

Abstract

Background: Avoidance from palatal blood vessel rupture is a major concern during the palatal soft tissue graft surgery. There is no defined chair-side and case-specific palatal blood vessel detection approach to facilitate the harvesting process. The objective of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of a near-infrared vein visualization system in the screening process of palatal blood vessels.