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1- M.D Consultant Neurosurgeon, Gundishapour Academy of Neuroscience, Ahvaz, Iran
2- M.D Consultant Neurosurgeon, Gundishapour Academy of Neuroscience, Ahvaz, Iran , nouri@gan-ac.ir
Abstract:   (55 Views)
Background & Aim: Vascular imaging during surgical procedures has many applications and  importance. There are several methods for intra-operative vascular assessment such as intra-operative angiography, doppler, and fluorescence-based techniques. The latter group specially indocyanine green (ICG) video-angiography (VA) is commonly used for vascular surgery and sentinel node biopsy. However, the cost of these microscope mounted cameras limits their availability in the developing countries. Considering this limitation, we design and constructed a simplified low-cost camera for real-time ICG angiography. In. this article we describe the device structure and give a preliminary report on its usage in an animal model.
Methods and results: ICG-VA camera was designed and constructed in our laboratory. The device consists of optic filters, light sources, and cameras. After inducing anesthesia and exposing mesenteric vessels in a mouse, ICG-VA of these vessels was performed and recorded.
Conclusion: Considering the very low cost of the device and its acceptable image quality, it can be utilized in operation theatres or in laboratories for research purposes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Vascular Neurosurgery