Detection of cutaneous oxygen saturation using a novel snapshot hyperspectral camera: a feasibility study.

van Manen L, Birkhoff WAJ, Eggermont J, Hoveling RJM, Nicklin P, Burggraaf J, Wilson R, Mieog JSD, Robinson DJ, Vahrmeijer AL, Bradbury MS, Dijkstra J

Tissue necrosis, a consequence of inadequate tissue oxygenation, is a common post-operative complication. As current surgical assessments are often limited to visual and tactile feedback, additional techniques that can aid in the interrogation of tissue viability are needed to improve patient outcomes. In this bi-institutional pilot study, the performance of a novel snapshot hyperspectral imaging camera to detect superficial cutaneous oxygen saturation (StO) was evaluated.