Fluorescence guided cancer surgery

When removing a tumor during surgery, a biopsy is taken to the lab for examination to see if sufficient tissue is removed from the patient. Using fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) there is a paradigm shift discernible with surgeons. The surgeon uses a special real-time camera to detect the tumor during surgery. To do this, a molecular marker is injected in the patient, which  makes tumors fluoresce green. The surgeon will know exactly where to cut to remove the entire tumor.


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