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FLUORESCENCE IMAGING 

a disruptive technology

A THIRD EYE FOR SURGEONS

The medical fluorescence imaging devices developed by FLUOPTICS© open up new perspectives for surgeons: a vision beyond the limits of human perception. By using a near-infrared (NIR) optical imaging system, one can visualize physiological and biological phenomena which are not visible to the naked eye.

Fluorescence imaging is based on a simple principle: the patient is injected with a contrast agent before or during surgery. It spreads into the vascular system or the lymphatic system or accumulates in a specific area (e.g. a lymph node or blood vessel…). The technology developed by FLUOPTICS© enables the detection of these markers through a few millimetres of biological tissue and the images obtained are as sharp as those created with an X-ray radiograph.

POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS: FINDINGS 

In most cases, postoperative complications come from a lack of relevant information available to the surgeon during surgery.
Thyroidectomy example 
% of postoperative complications 
(“Impact of autofluorescence-based identification of parathyroids during total thyroidectomy on postoperative hypocalcemia: a before and after controlled study”, Fares Benmiloud et al., surgery 2017)
WITHOUT
Fluorescence Imaging 

WITH
Fluorescence Imaging 

THE PRINCIPLE OF FLUORESCENCE IMAGING 

1 - INJECT

Injection of a fluorescent agent during surgery.

Today only the indocyanine green (ICG) is usable commercially.

2 - LIGHT UP

Lighting and excitation of the fluorescent agent in situ.

3 - VISUALIZE

Visualization of the area of interest on the display in real-time.

THE BENEFITS OF FLUORESCENCE IMAGING

FOR THE SURGEON

Visualization of biological phenomena invisible to the naked eye. Real-time clinical decision aid. More accurate surgical decisions

Visualization of biological phenomena invisible to the naked eye. Real-time clinical decision aid. More accurate surgical decisions.

FOR THE PATIENT

A better preservation of healthy tissues. Reduced postoperative complication risk. Shorter hospital stays.

A better preservation of healthy tissues. Reduced postoperative complication risk. Shorter hospital stays.

FOR THE HOSPITAL

A technology that can be used over a wide range of surgical indications. Reduced surgical complication-related costs. A technology that is accessible to the greatest number.

A technology that can be used over a wide range of surgical indications. Reduced surgical complication-related costs. A technology that is accessible to the greatest number.

SURGEONS, VERBATIM