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A compact fluorescence and white light imaging system for intraoperative visualization of nerves
Author(s): Dan Gray; Evgenia Kim; Victoria Cotero; Paul Staudinger; Siavash Yazdanfar; Cristina Tan Hehir
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Paper Abstract

Fluorescence image guided surgery (FIGS) allows intraoperative visualization of critical structures, with applications spanning neurology, cardiology and oncology. An unmet clinical need is prevention of iatrogenic nerve damage, a major cause of post-surgical morbidity. Here we describe the advancement of FIGS imaging hardware, coupled with a custom nerve-labeling fluorophore (GE3082), to bring FIGS nerve imaging closer to clinical translation. The instrument is comprised of a 405nm laser and a white light LED source for excitation and illumination. A single 90 gram color CCD camera is coupled to a 10mm surgical laparoscope for image acquisition. Synchronization of the light source and camera allows for simultaneous visualization of reflected white light and fluorescence using only a single camera. The imaging hardware and contrast agent were evaluated in rats during in situ surgical procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8214, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems X, 821402 (13 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.905757
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Gray, GE Global Research (United States)
Evgenia Kim, GE Global Research (United States)
Victoria Cotero, GE Global Research (United States)
Paul Staudinger, GE Global Research (United States)
Siavash Yazdanfar, GE Global Research (United States)
Cristina Tan Hehir, GE Global Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8214:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems X
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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