Near-infrared fluorescence imaging in robotic partial nephrectomy

Michael S. Borofsky, Michael D. Stifelman

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Abstract

The surgical robot often serves as a platform for new technology. One such technology currently in its early infancy is near-infrared fluorescence imaging (NIRF). Whenutilized along with specialized fluorescent contrast agents, NIRF imaging offers unique anatomic and functional information not otherwise available. In this chapter we will review the concept of NIRF imaging as it applies to robotic renal surgery. We will also examine the early outcomes of its use as well as explore its potential future applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotic Renal Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationBenign and Cancer Surgery for the Kidneys and Ureters
PublisherSpringer US
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781461465225
ISBN (Print)9781461465218
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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