Navigation Links
Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation
Date:11/27/2011

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modeling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries. Results of a new study on human face transplantation, led by Darren M. Smith, M.D., plastic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Devastating injuries or defects of the face are extremely challenging, if not impossible, to satisfactorily reconstruct by traditional surgical techniques. In face transplantation, facial tissue from a donor is transferred to reconstruct the defect, restore essential life-sustaining functions—such as breathing, chewing and speaking—and, above all, reestablish normal human appearance.

"This surgery is for patients with devastating injuries to the face, who have lost their ability to smell, eat and engage socially and have no other conventional treatment options," said Vijay S. Gorantla, M.D., Ph.D., administrative medical director of the Reconstructive Transplantation Program at UPMC.

Clearly defining and understanding the complex tissue deficits and defects that accompany devastating facial injuries like electric burns, blast wounds and accidental trauma are critical for both technical success and objective analysis of the return of function after face transplantation.

Medical imaging plays a major role in the entire spectrum of face transplantation, ranging from patient selection, donor and recipient surgical planning, and postoperative assessment of returning motor and sensory function. Face transplantation is a lengthy, complicated procedure that involves reconstruction of multiple tissues—such as skin, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and bone—by a team of surgeons.

Currently, to prepare for facial transplantation, plas
'/>"/>

SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Integrated Project Management Named to "Inc. 5000" for Second Year : One of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago Area
2. Chiltern Early Phase: Fully Integrated and Business Ready
3. ESA Receives 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award for Development of Integrated Metabolomics Systems
4. WolfPAC(sm) Integrated Risk Management Announces 100th Sale
5. Integrated Prevention Demonstration Campaign Launched in Western Kenya to Fight HIV, Malaria and Diarrhoeal Disease
6. Integrated BioTherapeutics Awarded NIAID Contract For Up to $65 Million for Development of a Vaccine against Ebola and Marburg Viruses
7. Newly Integrated Software Suite From ZS Associates Offers Comprehensive Set of Sales Performance Management Software Solutions
8. MRI Expands Energy Role: Launches Center for Integrated Algal Research and Creates Director of Energy Programs Position
9. Netsmart Technologies Selected by City and County of San Francisco to Provide Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Software System
10. Nikon Instruments A1 Confocal Laser Microscope Series With NIS-Elements C Software Delivers Fully Integrated Comprehensive Confocal Imaging Capabilities
11. ERT (eResearchTechnology, Inc.) and Integrium, LLC Form Alliance to Deliver Integrated Cardiac Safety and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/16/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 ... scheduled to report first quarter results on Thursday, April ... announcement, Cytokinetics’ senior management will host a conference call ... financial results and the company’s outlook for the future. ... can be accessed from the homepage and in the ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 According to ... involving an outside source was ranked first among ... injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, ... direct costs. The David Round Company takes statistics ... to working hard to develop and design equipment ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ... its U.S. joint venture with G-treeBNT (ReGenTree LLC) ... 3 clinical trial for the orphan disorder, neurotrophic ... for dry eye syndrome (DES) in the U.S.  ... drops, RGN-259/GBT201, this year.  Each of these eye ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015  Scientists from Cleave Biosciences will ... the Horizon," at the American Association for Cancer Research ... on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 3:15pm to ... of Biology, will present new in vivo and mechanism ... inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme that controls various ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cytokinetics to Announce First Quarter Results on April 30, 2015 2Cytokinetics to Announce First Quarter Results on April 30, 2015 3The David Round Company Helps Companies Meet OSHA Standards by Combining Safety, Ergonomics, and Productivity 2RegeneRx JV Retains Ora, Inc. to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for NK and Phase 2b/3 Trial for Dry Eye Syndrome in U.S. 2RegeneRx JV Retains Ora, Inc. to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for NK and Phase 2b/3 Trial for Dry Eye Syndrome in U.S. 3RegeneRx JV Retains Ora, Inc. to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for NK and Phase 2b/3 Trial for Dry Eye Syndrome in U.S. 4RegeneRx JV Retains Ora, Inc. to Conduct Phase 3 Trial for NK and Phase 2b/3 Trial for Dry Eye Syndrome in U.S. 5Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 2Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 3
... ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26 Aldrich, a division of,Sigma-Aldrich ... "materials by application",Materials Science catalog. The catalog features ... Electronics, Metal & Ceramic Science,Nanomaterials, Micro/NanoElectronics and Polymer Science. ... of the latest advances,in these fields. , ...
... 26 Thomas K. Equels, President and Managing,Director of ... board of directors,for Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc. (Amex: ... and clinical development,of new drug entities for the treatment ... Equels, legal practice is devoted to ...
... Covaris Incorporated today,announced that during the summer of 2008, ... and continued another successful year throughout,2008. To accommodate ... and marketing organization as well as implementing a,50% expansion ... The Covaris business was built upon the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Aldrich(R) Releases Materials Science Catalog That Includes Products to Advance Sustainable Energy and Nanotechnology Research 2Thomas K. Equels Elected to Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc. Board of Directors 2Thomas K. Equels Elected to Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc. Board of Directors 3Covaris Installed Instrument Base Reaches 500 Units 2
(Date:4/14/2015)... YORK , April 14, 2015  HYPR ... IDentity Online (FIDO ® ) Alliance tm , ... specifications. FIDO members commit to share technology and ... methods that are interoperable, more secure and private, ... enable biometric identity verification that protects sensitive user ...
(Date:4/10/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cjk4gb/security ... Competitive Profiles - NEC" report to their offering. ... will continue to supply a range of IT security ... company focus on the development of a Big Data ... in the Asia-Pacific region is ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... , April 2, 2015 ... DERMALOG by far outperforms the strongest competitors, showing ... high accuracy, the system is capable of a ... speed proves up to be ten times faster ... its runner-up performance.      (Photo: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3
... Exotic bacteria that do not rely on oxygen may have ... early atmosphere, according to a theory that UChicago researcher Albert ... volcanic crater in Siberia. He has found that bacteria ... a surprising twist that scientists must take into account as ...
... WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 The American Chemical Society ... " Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions " podcast series showcasing ... friendly production of a key ingredient used to make ... and accompanying website focus on a new way to ...
... Group announced today that four individuals, representing Chile, Mexico ... in Marine Conservation. The 2011 Pew Marine ... dolphin populations, measure the economic and ecological tradeoffs of ... scientific foundation for the establishment of marine protected areas ...
Cached Biology News:Cold case: Siberian hot springs reveal ancient ecology 2Cold case: Siberian hot springs reveal ancient ecology 3Pew announces 2011 recipients of distinguished marine conservation fellowship 2
Request Info...
384 Cluster Tube Racks...
The antibody recognizes the peptide sequence ESESQGPK (aa 441-448) of human class III beta-tubulin specific for neurones....
... Immunogen: Partially purified chicken ... detects vitamin D receptor (VDR) from ... and fish tissues. This antibody ... glucocorticoid receptors. MA1-710 detects both ...
Biology Products: