Imperial College London

Professor Dan Elson

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Surgical Imaging



+44 (0)20 7594 1700daniel.elson Website




415 Bessemer BuildingBessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Saso, S and Clancy, NT and Jones, BP and Bracewell-Milnes, T and Al-Memar, M and Cannon, EM and Ahluwalia, S and Yazbek, J and Thum, M-Y and Bourne, T and Elson, DS and Smith, JR and Ghaem-Maghami, S},
doi = {10.4155/fsoa-2017-0129},
journal = {Future Science OA},
pages = {FSO286--FSO286},
title = {Use of biomedical photonics in gynecological surgery: a uterine transplantation model},
url = {},
volume = {4},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Aim: Uterine transplantation (UTx) has been proposed as a treatment for permanent absolute uterine factor infertility. The study aims were to compare pulse oximetry and multispectral imaging (MSI), for intraoperative tracking of uterine oxygen saturation in animal UTx models (rabbit and sheep). Results/methodology: Imaging results confirmed the re-establishment of adequate perfusion in the transplanted organ after surgery. Comparison of oxygen saturation values between the pre-UTx donor and post-UTx recipient, and pre-UTx and post-UTx recipient reveals a statistically significant decrease in saturation levels post-UTx. Conclusion: The use of MSI is the first case in gynecology and has demonstrated promise of possible future human use. MSI technique has advantages over pulse oximetry - it provides spatial information in a real-time, noncontact manner.
AU - Saso,S
AU - Clancy,NT
AU - Jones,BP
AU - Bracewell-Milnes,T
AU - Al-Memar,M
AU - Cannon,EM
AU - Ahluwalia,S
AU - Yazbek,J
AU - Thum,M-Y
AU - Bourne,T
AU - Elson,DS
AU - Smith,JR
AU - Ghaem-Maghami,S
DO - 10.4155/fsoa-2017-0129
EP - 286
PY - 2018///
SN - 2056-5623
SP - 286
TI - Use of biomedical photonics in gynecological surgery: a uterine transplantation model
T2 - Future Science OA
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 4
ER -