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Intraoperative imaging

Amso, Nazar Najib and Shayeb, Ahmad Ghiyath 2013. Intraoperative imaging. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 27 (3) , pp. 323-338. 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2013.02.003

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Intraoperative image is a rapidly expanding field encompassing many applications that use a multitude of technologies. Some of the these applications have been in use for many years and are firmly embedded in, and indispensable to, clinical practice (e.g. the use of X-ray to locate foreign bodies during surgery or oocyte retrieval under ultrasound guidance. In others, the application may have been in use in one discipline but not yet fully explored in another. Examples include the use of intraoperative ultrasound with or without contrast enhancement for the detection of hepatic metastases not identified preoperatively, and the effect of such additional information on the ultimate operative procedure. Intraoperative identification of sentinel lymph nodes has been explored in many specialties to a varying extent, with the aim of fine tuning and avoiding unnecessary surgery. In both these instances, we do not know the long-term effect of these interventions on patient survival or quality of life. In this chapter, we will explore the available evidence on these applications and current advances in the new technology in general, with a specific focus on gynaecology.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1521-6934
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:51

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