Fluorescence-guided neurosurgery

Fluorescence-guided neurosurgery is important for the resection of some types of cancerous tumors where the tumor and normal tissue are similar in appearance and texture, and patient prognosis depends heavily on the completeness of resection. By selectively tagging tumor tissue with fluorescent dies, it becomes possible to visually discriminate between normal and tumor tissues and improve significantly the completeness of tumor resection.

Faculty contact: Alexander Hartov, Frederic Leblond, Keith D. Paulsen, Brian W. Pogue