[Intraoperative imaging using fluorescence].

  title={[Intraoperative imaging using fluorescence].},
  author={R J Swijnenburg and Lucia M. A. Crane and Karel T Buddingh and Cornelis J. H. van de Velde and Alexander L Vahrmeijer and Gooitzen M van Dam},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  volume={156 11},
Intraoperative imaging using fluorescence is an experimental technique by which specific tissue structures can be visualised. A preoperatively administered optical contrast agent with fluorescence properties is detected during the operation using a light-sensitive camera system. Using this technique, vital anatomical structures such as blood vessels, bile ducts and ureters are rendered visible to the surgeon. The technique can also serve as a detection method for sentinel lymph nodes… CONTINUE READING