Mechanistic Background and Clinical Applications of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

@article{Ishizawa2013MechanisticBA,
  title={Mechanistic Background and Clinical Applications of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma},
  author={PhD Takeaki Ishizawa and Koichi Masuda and Yasuteru Urano and Yoshikuni Kawaguchi and PhD Shouichi Satou and PhD Junichi Kaneko and PhD Kiyoshi Hasegawa and PhD Junji Shibahara and PhD Masashi Fukayama and Shingo Tsuji and PhD Yutaka Midorikawa and PhD Hiroyuki Aburatani and PhD FACS Norihiro Kokudo},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={440-448}
}
Although clinical applications of intraoperative fluorescence imaging of liver cancer using indocyanine green (ICG) have begun, the mechanistic background of ICG accumulation in the cancerous tissues remains unclear. In 170 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HCC), the liver surfaces and resected specimens were intraoperatively examined by using a… CONTINUE READING