Documentation and Radiology

  • Christian HeroldEmail author


Photographic documentation serves not only for process inspection but is especially of great importance for a medicolegal enquiry. It is important that a standard technique is used, which is applicable both before the operation and also after the intervention in the same manner. In addition, using 3D scanners, a virtual three-dimensional imaging of body regions can be created. A simulation of the effect to be expected for a breast augmentation is thus possible. Postoperative imaging covers especially mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. Normal changes can be best confirmed using ultrasound, after autologous fat tissue transplantation, by which one can identify oval hypo-echogeneous, small-walled changes, which look like oil cysts. MRI, on the other hand, is the most sensitive technique, in order to detect fat tissue necrosis and to differentiate it from oil cysts or a malignancy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIAKO Bremen, Plastische und Ästhetische ChirurgieBremenGermany
  2. 2.Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie im MühlenviertelBremenGermany

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