Remote real-time monitoring of free flaps via smartphone photography and 3G wireless Internet: a prospective study evidencing diagnostic accuracy.

@article{Engel2011RemoteRM,
  title={Remote real-time monitoring of free flaps via smartphone photography and 3G wireless Internet: a prospective study evidencing diagnostic accuracy.},
  author={H. Peter Engel and Jung Ju Huang and Chung Kan Tsao and Chia-yu Lin and Pan-Yu Chou and Eric M. Brey and Steven L. Henry and Ming Huei Cheng},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={589-95}
}
This prospective study was designed to compare the accuracy rate between remote smartphone photographic assessments and in-person examinations for free flap monitoring. One hundred and three consecutive free flaps were monitored with in-person examinations and assessed remotely by three surgeons (Team A) via photographs transmitted over smartphone. Four… CONTINUE READING