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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Development of a handheld fluorescence imaging camera for intraoperative sentinel lymph node mapping
Author(s): Lukasz Szyc; Stefanie Bonifer; Alfred Walter; Uwe Jagemann; Dirk Grosenick; Rainer Macdonald

Paper Abstract

We present a compact fluorescence imaging system developed for real-time sentinel lymph node mapping. The device uses two near-infrared wavelengths to record fluorescence and anatomical images with a single charge-coupled device camera. Experiments on lymph node and tissue phantoms confirmed that the amount of dye in superficial lymph nodes can be better estimated due to the absorption correction procedure integrated in our device. Because of the camera head’s small size and low weight, all accessible regions of tissue can be reached without the need for any adjustments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 2015
PDF: 10 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5) 051025 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.051025
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Lukasz Szyc, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Stefanie Bonifer, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Alfred Walter, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Uwe Jagemann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Dirk Grosenick, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Rainer Macdonald, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


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