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Studies from Technical University Munich Yield New Data on Molecular Imaging (Concurrent video-rate color and near-infrared fluorescence laparoscopy)

August 20, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Molecular Imaging. According to news reporting out of Munich, Germany, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The visual identification and demarcation of tumors and tumor margins remains challenging due to the low optical contrast of cancer cells over surrounding tissues. Fluorescence molecular imaging was recently considered clinically for improving cancer detection during open surgery."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Technical University Munich, "We present herein a next step in the development of fluorescence molecular guidance by describing a novel video-rate imaging laparoscope capable of concurrently recording color and near-infrared fluorescence images and video. Video-rate operation is based on graphics processing unit-based image processing."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We examine the optical characteristics of the system developed and provide performance metrics related to intra-operative endoscopic guidance, showcased on phantoms and endoscopic color and fluorescence molecular imaging of tumors in a mouse model of the human disease."

For more information on this research see: Concurrent video-rate color and near-infrared fluorescence laparoscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2013;18(10):101302 (see also Molecular Imaging).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Glatz, Technical University Munich, Chair for Biological Imaging, Munich, Germany. Additional authors for this research include J. Varga, P.B. Garcia-Allende, M. Koch, F.R. Greten and V. Ntziachristos.

Keywords for this news article include: Munich, Europe, Germany, Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging, Emerging Technologies.

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Source: Biotech Week

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