Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

Brief Description: This invention provides methods for visualizing renal tumors and for staging cysts during an operation by use of a fluorescent dye.


Applications: The present invention provides methods for detecting the presence or absence of a tumor in an area of a kidney in a subject during a surgical operation.


Advantages: This technology provides a less cumbersome technique for visualizing and removing tumors that can be performed by all members of the surgical team and which can increase the opportunity to spare nephrons without compromising the ability to remove tumors.

URV Reference Number: 6-1465
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Joynita Sur (URV)
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University of Rochester
Dragan Golijanin
Ronald Wood
Edward Messing