06. April 2020

HSI compared to quantitative fluorescence imaging

Anastomoses in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to severe postoperative complications with increased morbidity and mortality if there is insufficient blood flow and leakage. In order to assess gastrointestinal anastomoses in visceral surgery and thus reduce the risk of insufficiency, fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) has been increasingly used in recent years. With the help of this technology, it has been shown that clinical results can be improved. One disadvantage, however, has so far been the lack of quantifiability. In the meantime, there are possibilities of quantitative analysis, which are being used by the IRCAD / IHU in Strasbourg, among others. Now a publication has been published by the very active research group around Michele Diana and Manuel Barberio, which compares quantitative fluorescence imaging (FLER) with our hyperspectral imaging. The results are very promising and indicate that HSI has the best chances to become the preferred technology in operational use.

Thanks to all involved for this great work.

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