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Development of a portable imager for intraoperative real-time localization of parathyroid glands
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Paper Abstract

In thyroid surgeries, it is often difficult to visually distinguish parathyroid glands (PTGs) from their surrounding anatomical structures such as lymph nodes, fat, and thyroid tissues. There is a clear need to provide head and neck surgeons with intraoperative surgical guidance to safely distinguish PTGs and assess its viability to prevent the risk of hypocalcemia. This study aims to develop a portable hand-held imager that eliminates the need for complex set up for intraoperative imaging to increase the efficiency and performance for surgeons during thyroid surgeries. The performance of the device prototype was evaluated via in-vivo testing throughout preclinical studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11229, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVIII, 1122907 (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546250
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Eugene Oh, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Children's National Medical Ctr. (United States)
Wan Wook Kim, Kyungpook National Univ. Hospital (Korea, Republic of)
So-Hyun Nam, Dong-A Univ. Medical Ctr. (Korea, Republic of)
Gyeong Woo Cheon, GE Global Research (United States)
Bo Ning, Children's National Hospital (United States)
Jaepyeong Cha, Children's National Hospital (United States)
The George Washington Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11229:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Editor(s)

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