Real-time identification of liver cancers by using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging.

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BACKGROUND We have often encountered difficulties in identifying small liver cancers during surgery. Fluorescent imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has the potential to detect liver cancers through the visualization of the disordered biliary excretion of ICG in cancer tissues and noncancerous liver tissues compressed by the tumor. METHODS ICG had been… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24291

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@article{Ishizawa2009RealtimeIO, title={Real-time identification of liver cancers by using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging.}, author={Takeaki Ishizawa and Noriyoshi Fukushima and Junji Shibahara and Koichi Masuda and Sumihito Tamura and Taku Aoki and Kiyoshi Hasegawa and Yoshifumi Beck and Masashi Fukayama and Norihiro Kokudo}, journal={Cancer}, year={2009}, volume={115 11}, pages={2491-504} }