Fluorescence image-guided surgery of brain tumors: explained step-by-step.

  title={Fluorescence image-guided surgery of brain tumors: explained step-by-step.},
  author={Muftah Sam Eljamel},
  journal={Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy},
  volume={5 4},
Fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) and fluorescence-guided resection (FGR) are surgical techniques used to maximise tumor excision and minimise collateral damage. FIGS and FGR combine preoperative photosensitizer-administration and fluorescence detection during surgery, by illumination of the surgical field using the appropriate wavelength and observing the fluorescence via a long-pass filter that allows fluorescent tumor to be seen by the surgeon. Commercially available technology has… CONTINUE READING