Presenters: Henk van der Poel & Fijs van Leeuwen
Anatomical structure recognition is key for accurate surgery. Surgical navigation applications have been studied and introduced into clinical practice. Based on preoperative imaging radionavigation may aid in more precise anatomical localization of target tissue. A more precise localization may be obtained using fluorescent tracers. Tissue penetration of light in the near infra-red spectrum surpasses that of visual light and has therefore been used to highlight both anatomical and tumor specific structures.
In the webinar we will discuss the basics of fluorophore use and present examples of their use in urological surgery. The future of fluorescent tracers will be highlighted.