The surgical robot often serves as a platform for new technology. One such technology currently in its early infancy is near-infrared fluorescence imaging (NIRF). Whenutilized along with specialized fluorescent contrast agents, NIRF imaging offers unique anatomic and functional information not otherwise available. In this chapter we will review the concept of NIRF imaging as it applies to robotic renal surgery. We will also examine the early outcomes of its use as well as explore its potential future applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Robotic Renal Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Benign and Cancer Surgery for the Kidneys and Ureters|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|