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We consider the potential benefit of using the Quest Spectrum™ Platform in combination with
ICG or Methylene Blue in the following application the most promising:
Sentinel Lymph Node Detection with ICG has the potential benefit of easier finding the lymph nodes, needing smaller incisions and speeding up the procedure.All axillary SLNs detected by γ (gamma) tracing are also detected with NIR fluorescence imaging. In the following cancertypes Sentinel Lymph Node Detection with ICG seems to have added vallue:
Colon:(open or laparoscopic) Anastomotic leakage is the most dreaded of all complication in colorectal (cancer) surgery. Research shows that a significantly reduced rate of revision (about 60% and more) is possible when surgery is done in combination with NIR fluorescence imaging.
Esophagectomy and Gastric graft: (open or laparoscopic) with removal of the esophagus replacing it with a gastric graft, it is hard to judge how well the upper stomach region is perfused. Judging the perfusion may lead to different surgical outcomes lowering the rate of leakage.