A review of indocyanine green fluorescent imaging in surgery

Int J Biomed Imaging. 2012:2012:940585. doi: 10.1155/2012/940585. Epub 2012 Apr 22.


The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the recent surgical intraoperational applications of indocyanine green fluorescence imaging methods, the basics of the technology, and instrumentation used. Well over 200 papers describing this technique in clinical setting are reviewed. In addition to the surgical applications, other recent medical applications of ICG are briefly examined.