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Near Infrared Fluorescent Lymph Node Mapping with Indocyanine Green in Breast Cancer Patients: A Prospective Trial.

07:00 EST 21st December 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Near Infrared Fluorescent Lymph Node Mapping with Indocyanine Green in Breast Cancer Patients: A Prospective Trial."

Near infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is an emerging modality that can enable real-time image-guided surgery. Indocyanine green (ICG) is an FDA approved, inexpensive, and widely available NIR dye. We hypothesized that axillary lymphatic mapping with ICG is equivalent to lymphatic mapping with technetium 99m (Tc) in breast cancer patients.

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Name: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
ISSN: 1879-1190
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