Design and Use of the Surgical Microscope in Fluorescence-Guided Surgery



This chapter will discuss the various issues surrounding surgical microscopes and the use of FGS (fluorescence-guided surgery). Fluorescence in surgery is presently used to delineate tumors or visualize blood flow so the surgeon can be guided as to where tumor margins may be or to visualize the changes in blood flow based on surgical intervention.


Excitation Light Operating Microscope Surgical Microscope Fluorescence Agent Black Silicone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D Engineering – Surgical Consultant, Business Unit Surgical Operating MicroscopeLeica Microsystems AGHeerbruggSwitzerland

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