Tumor diseases, traumatic damage and malformations often cause defects of body integrity, which makes plastic-reconstructive surgery necessary. Extensive defects require, among other things, the transfer of distant free flaps. Until now, the different pre- and intraoperative images have been analyzed and interpreted visually by the surgeon. However, there is no assistance system on the market that supports the intraoperative planning of reconstructive surgeries.
The SORLIC project aims at the development of such a mobile system, which will consist of a mobile cart, a measurement system, image processing functionalities for the automatic interpretation of image data, and a user interface for controlling the system and for generating medical documentation. It shall automatically recognize the perforator vessels and the supplied regions by means of imaging and propose a donor flap placement. This information will be projected onto the patient to support the surgeon in the decision making process.