We recently read the correspondence by Whitaker et al. in the journal and while we appreciate their scientific efforts we find that some of the statements made in the article to be rather misleading.
1The authors correctly state that their group has been highly influential in the elucidation of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) as a method of imaging the vascular anatomy of the abdominal wall, although the idea was first published by others who have also made considerable contributions.
- Whitaker I.S.
- Lie K.H.
- Rozen W.M.
- et al.
Dynamic infared thermography for the preoperative planning of microsurgical breast reconstruction: a comparison with CTA.
J Plast Recons Aesth Surg. 2012; 65: 132
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- Re: Digital infrared thermography for the pre-operative planning of microsurgical breast reconstruction: A comparison with CTAJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 65Issue 5
- PreviewWe would like to take the opportunity to reply to the letter by de Weerd, Weum and Mercer.1 The authors present an emotive response to our ‘correspondence’ to this journal, using terms such as ‘misleading’ to describe our contribution to the Journal.2 Their personal attack on our original comparison of two techniques for imaging perforators is to a large degree unfounded, and we would like to clarify our position.