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Putting Numbers to Fluorescent Guided Surgery


Development of fluorescence standards may help improve the comparison between near-infrared fluorescence imaging devices, especially if they become commercially available. As translation of optical imaging for oncologic resections puts these techniques into the hands of more surgeons and operating personnel, improving the ability to compare results between devices and the simplicity of the device will be critical to improve adoption of this technology.

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Rosenthal, E.L., Zinn, K.R. Putting Numbers to Fluorescent Guided Surgery. Mol Imaging Biol 15, 647–648 (2013).

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Key words

  • Image-guided surgery
  • Fluorescence
  • Optical imaging
  • Cancer
  • Oncologic surgery