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Molecular Imaging and Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 647–648 | Cite as

Putting Numbers to Fluorescent Guided Surgery

  • Eben L. RosenthalEmail author
  • Kurt R. Zinn
Commentary

Abstract

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.

Key words

Image-guided surgery Fluorescence Optical imaging Cancer Oncologic surgery 

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© World Molecular Imaging Society 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Division of OtolaryngologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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