Advanced vascular and musculoskeletal imaging can help surgeons plan vascularized hand and upper extremity tissue allotransplantation and can provide postoperative data to monitor the success of the procedure, researchers report in the online journal ePlasty. The researchers used radiography, catheter angiography, vascular ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for surgical planning, and radiography, catheter angiography, CT and MRI for postoperative assessment. The benefits and limitations of each technique are described in this paper.

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