Putting Numbers to Fluorescent Guided Surgery

Mol Imaging Biol. 2013 Dec;15(6):647-8. doi: 10.1007/s11307-013-0662-7.


Development of fluorescence standards may help improve the comparison between near-infrared fluorescence imaging devices, especially if they become commercially available. As translation of optical imaging for oncologic resections puts these techniques into the hands of more surgeons and operating personnel, improving the ability to compare results between devices and the simplicity of the device will be critical to improve adoption of this technology.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigens, Neoplasm / metabolism*
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / metabolism*
  • Genes, Reporter*
  • Humans
  • Luminescent Proteins / genetics*
  • Male
  • Molecular Imaging / methods*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spectroscopy, Near-Infrared*


  • Antigens, Neoplasm
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules
  • Luminescent Proteins