Dr. Thinzar M. Lwin: bringing tumor-specific fluorescence guidance technology to mainstream operating rooms

Brad Li


Fluorescence guidance technology was first introduced in the 1940s when fluorescein was primarily used in humans to enhance the imaging of brain tumors, cysts, edema and blood flow in vivo (1). This medical imaging technique aims to guide surgical procedures and provide real time visualization of the operating field for surgeons via detection of fluorescently labelled structures during surgery, and is gaining popularity these days.