Fit for your applications

The SurgVision platform uses patent pending technology, developed specifically to detect fluorescence tracer. Originated at the Technical University Munich, the technology has already been put to use at the University Medical Center Groningen, University Medical Center Utrecht, Martini Hospital, Groningen, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, and Stanford University, California, with other centers in preparation.

True fluorescence in context

The SurgVision platform technology uses high-fidelity, Multi-Spectral Normalized Imaging (MSNI) technology:

1. Expose the tissue under investigation to light at multiple wavelengths, at power levels well below the ANSI standards for the safe use of light with humans and human tissue.

2. Combine optical detection and processing to capture the resulting spectral bands that are relevant to the molecular probe.

3. Correct for optical distortions (such as ambient light, reflection, and the inhomogeneity of the field of view).

4. Overlay the color and fluorescence images.

Convenience you can use in real-time

All of this takes place at video speeds, with the overlay of both fluorescence and color images at 25 fps. This means what you see on the screen reflects camera and tissue movement in real-time and flicker free.

Trust your results

Getting a good representation is only part of the solution. You also need to know you can trust what the camera is showing you. This is why we developed the SurgVision Calibration Disk. You can prepare seven of the eight tubes with a scattering agent and different concentrations of your tracer, (the final tube has the dilution agent as a reference). You image the disk – rotating it through the field of view – before and after the procedure. You can then be sure that what you are seeing is calibrated, homogenous, and repeatable. In short, you can be confident of the relevance of your imaging

Further information on SurgVision's technology is available in the following articles, which describe it in full or in part.

  • van Dam, Gooitzen M., et al. "Intraoperative tumor-specific fluorescence imaging in ovarian cancer by folate receptor-[alpha] targeting: first in-human results." Nature medicine 17.10 (2011): 1315-1319. Link
  • Glatz, Jürgen, et al. "Concurrent video-rate color and near-infrared fluorescence laparoscopy." Journal of biomedical optics 18.10 (2013): 101302-101302. Link
  • Garcia-Allende, P. Beatriz, et al. "Towards clinically translatable NIR fluorescence molecular guidance for colonoscopy." Biomedical optics express 5.1 (2014): 78-92. Link
  • Glatz, Jürgen, et al. "Near-infrared fluorescence cholangiopancreatoscopy: initial clinical feasibility results." Gastrointestinal endoscopy 79.4 (2014): 664-668. Link
  • Koch, Maximilian, et al. "Video-rate optical flow corrected intraoperative functional fluorescence imaging." Journal of biomedical optics 19.4 (2014): 046012-046012. Link

*For the EU: This medical device is currently in the process of conformity assessment for CE marking and is not commercially available until all requirements for CE marking have been complied with. For the US: This product is in development and is not sold, offered for sale, or distributed in the United States.