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Vectra 3D Imaging for Quantitative Volumetric Analysis of the Efficacy of Propranolol in Infantile Hemangioma

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DOI: 10.4236/mps.2019.93006    133 Downloads   227 Views

ABSTRACT

Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a common tumor in infants. After the proliferative phase, hemangiomas regress, but sometimes leave scars. Propranolol is now the recommended first-line oral therapy for IH. To evaluate the effectiveness of oral propranolol administration, we measured quantitative changes in an IH by digital camera and Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Although digital cameras are very simple, changes in color tones occur with time, lesions are evaluated in two dimensions, and changes in the thickness of the hemangioma are difficult to evaluate. Therefore, we investigated the feasibility of 3D photography to quantify volumes in IH during oral propranolol treatment.

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Kitabata, R. , Aramaki-Hattori, N. , Fukushima, H. , Maeda, J. , Kiuchi, T. , Aoki, M. and Kishi, K. (2019) Vectra 3D Imaging for Quantitative Volumetric Analysis of the Efficacy of Propranolol in Infantile Hemangioma. Modern Plastic Surgery, 9, 45-51. doi: 10.4236/mps.2019.93006.

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