10 October 2012 FluoSTIC: miniaturized fluorescence image-guided surgery system
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Over the last few years, near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging has witnessed rapid growth and is already used in clinical trials for various procedures. However, most clinically compatible imaging systems are optimized for large, open-surgery procedures. Such systems cannot be employed during head and neck oncologic surgeries because the system is not able to image inside deep cavities or allow the surgeon access to certain tumors due to the large footprint of the system. We describe a miniaturized, low-cost, NIR fluorescence system optimized for clinical use during oral oncologic surgeries. The system, termed FluoSTIC, employs a miniature, high-quality, consumer-grade lipstick camera for collecting fluorescence light and a novel custom circular optical fiber array for illumination that combines both white light and NIR excitation. FluoSTIC maintains fluorescence imaging quality similar to that of current large-size imaging systems and is 22 mm in diameter and 200 mm in height and weighs less than 200 g.
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Sylvain Gioux, Sylvain Gioux, Jean-Guillaume Coutard, Jean-Guillaume Coutard, Michel Berger, Michel Berger, Henri Grateau, Henri Grateau, Véronique Josserand, Véronique Josserand, Michelle Keramidas, Michelle Keramidas, Christian Righini, Christian Righini, Jean-Luc Coll, Jean-Luc Coll, Jean-Marc Dinten, Jean-Marc Dinten, } "FluoSTIC: miniaturized fluorescence image-guided surgery system," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(10), 106014 (10 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.10.106014 . Submission:


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