Image Guided Intraoperative Surgery

 

Despite many improvements in pre- and postoperative imaging modalities (e.g. CT, MRI, PET, SPECT), during oncologic surgeries, the surgeon mainly has to rely on visual inspection to determine what structures should be resected (tumors, lymph nodes) and what structures should be spared (e.g. nerves, bile ducts, ureters).

Near infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging (700 – 900 nm) is a novel imaging modality that can provide the surgeon with real-time image-guidance during surgery for the complete and safe resection of tumor tissue. This technique has the potential to improve cancer surgery outcomes, minimize the time patients are under anaesthesia and lower health-care costs largely by way of its improved contrast and depth of tissue penetration relative to visible light.

You can view our recent Intra-operative Imaging webinar entitled "The Future Of Tumor Removal – Image Guided Intra-Operative Surgery" to the right.

Zyla 4.2 PLUS sCMOS

Zyla 4.2 PLUS provides the surgeon with a large field of view and excellent sensitivity, combining extremely low read noise and high QE in the NIR region making it the ultimate detector for fluorescence image guided surgery.

  • 82 % QE
  • 4.2 Megapixel
  • 0.9 e- read noise
  • 100 fps (53 fps from USB 3.0)
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iXon Ultra 888

The highly sensitive nature of the iXon Ultra 888 EMCCD make it ideal for fluorescence image guided surgery especially when light levels are extremely low. The sensitivity of EMCCD cameras enable the use of reduced laser intensities.

  • 1 Megapixel
  • Single photon sensitive and > 90% QE
  • 30 MHz readout
  • USB 3.0
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Application Videos and Webinars

Additional Resources

Further reading material on Andor's innovations in image guided intra-operative surgery can be found below in a series of case studies.