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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Engineering light-emitting diode surgical light for near-infrared fluorescence image-guided surgical systems
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Paper Abstract

The near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence signal in the 700 to 900 nm from molecular probes used in fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) is usually weak compared to the NIR component from white light-emitting diode surgical light, which is typically switched off during FIGS to enhance the molecular fluorescence contrast of the image. We propose a simple solution to this critical issue in FIGS by removing NIR light from surgical light with a low cost commercial 3M cool mirror film 330.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(7) 076018 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.7.076018
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Nan Zhu, University of Arizona (United States)
Suman B. Mondal, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Shengkui Gao, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Samuel Achilefu, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis (United States)
Viktor Gruev, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Rongguang Liang, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

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