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Ovarian Cancer: New Imaging Technique Helps Surgeons Remove More of Tumor | American Health Council

Ovarian Cancer: New Imaging Technique Helps Surgeons Remove More of Tumor

Ovarian Cancer: New Imaging Technique Helps Surgeons Remove More of Tumor - Health Council

“The amount of tumor tissue that is left after surgery is an important factor in ovarian cancer patient survival. Currently, surgeons have to rely on their eyes and hands to find malignant tissue. Now, new research shows how an imaging technique using a new type of fluorescent compound helped surgeons detect and remove nearly 30 percent more ovarian tumor tissue than usual.”

“The new technique uses a tumor-specific fluorescent agent and a dedicated imaging system. The system detects the fluorescent signal in tumors in real time during surgery to remove ovarian cancer tissue – the procedure is called cytoreduction.”

Read the full article: New imaging technique helps surgeons remove more of tumor