Intraoperative perfusion assessment: Allows surgeons to visualize perfusion intraoperatively and in real-time
Repeatable technique: Involves no ionizing radiation and utilizes a fluorescence imaging agent (indocyanine green) with a very short half-life, thus allowing surgeons to repeat intraoperative perfusion assessment numerous times throughout the procedure1
Clinical outcomes: Enhances the surgeon’s ability to assess perfusion, which may improve patient outcomes.2
Research has demonstrated that when combined with clinical judgment, use of SPY Fluorescence Imaging technology decreased the incidence of mastectomy skin necrosis and lowered costs to hospitals.2,3,4
Published literature has long demonstrated the significant costs associated with surgical complications.4 Total hospital charges and professional fees were $1,158,954 for the flap necrosis group and $659,412 for the adequate healing group.4 The average excess cost associated with a single case of flap necrosis group was $99,908 per patient representing $63,079 in hospital charges and $36,829 in professional fees.4
See insights into perfusion
Visualize different levels of blood flow in tissue.
SPY-Q and SPY Mode images from breast reconstruction cases.
Illuminate perfusion zones
Allows surgeons to visualize perfusion and potentially improve patient outcomes. 2,3
Display, analysis and comparison tool
Apply relative values to different levels of blood flow in tissue. Video and images are available during surgery or for later analysis.
1. SPY Elite Operators Manual
2. Sood M, Glat P. Potential of the SPY intraoperative perfusion assessment system to reduce ischemic complications in immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 7.1 (2013): 9.
3. Duggal CS. An Outcome Analysis of Intraoperative Angiography for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2014; 34(1):61-5.
4. Newman MI, Mann RA, Samson MC, Jack MC. Economic benefi ts of laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography (LAICGA): charges associated with mastectomy fl ap necrosis. Poster session presented at: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; 2012 Jun2-6; Amelia Island, FL.
Lit number: 1000902763 Rev A