15th The Future of Surgery:”Intuitively Visualizing Adjacent Lymphatics and Veins in 3D: Easing Bypass Site Selection for Advanced Lymphedema Diagnosis”

Welcome to the Next-Generation Supermicrosurgery Consortium. Headed by Dr. Isao Koshima, the Consortium was established to advance and promote the field of supermicrosurgery, from both clinical and industrial perspectives. MIRAI Medtech is a funding support partner.Since 2020, the Consortium have been holding regularly scheduled Virtual Conferences in Japan. Experts in medicine and engineering are invited to discuss cutting-edge medical treatments and technologies with one another, by challenging the paradigm separating specialties. Our conferences typically host about fifty individuals. Participants are surgeons and clinicians, researchers, and device engineers. We also encourage and welcome participation by manufacturers and dealers of medical devices. During 2021, the Next-Generation Supermicrosurgery Consortium started English-based virtual events for international participants.

The Future of Surgery

“15th The Future of Surgery:15th The Future of Surgery: “Intuitively Visualizing Adjacent Lymphatics and Veins in 3D: Easing Bypass Site Selection for Advanced Lymphedema Diagnosis””


June 18th, 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 (JST)


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Dr. Yushi Suzuki and his research team at the Keio University School of Medicine are studying a testing method that uses photoacoustic imaging for lymphatic imaging. This technique visualizes lymphatic vessels in 3D along with veins, which were obscured by conventional imaging, and helps to select functioning lymphatic vessels adjacent to veins. Although this test is not currently covered by insurance, this minimally invasive treatment is expected to improve the quality of life of patients and reduce the burden on surgeons by facilitating the identification of veins and lymphatic vessels for bypass and is therefore required to be covered by insurance as soon as possible. By comparing MRI and photoacoustic imaging, we will highlight the usefulness and challenges of this latest technology for evaluating lymphatic vessels in 3D.

In Professor Isao Koshima’s opening lecture, the focus will be on topics such as lymphatic vessel transplantation, photoacoustic imaging lymphatic perforator mapping, lymphedema, and objective evaluation using bioimpedance. The latest research findings and clinical applications in these areas will be presented.

Speakers :

” The Latest Imaging Diagnosis in the Field of Lymphatic Surgery Using MRI and Photoacoustic Imaging”

Dr.Yushi Suzuki MD, PhD

Project Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Keio University School of Medicine

“The latest insights on super microsurgery” ”

Dr. Isao Koshima MD, PhD

Professor and Center Chief,
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
International Center for Lymphedema,
Hiroshima University Hospital

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We would like to continue to organize this type of events without charging participants. To do this, we welcome your support and sponsorship. If you are interested, please inquire with us. We are currently recruiting event sponsors. We provide the following benefits.   

  • ・Your sponsorship will be recognized by all participants as well as through our website.
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