near-infrared fluorescence imaging


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near-infrared fluorescence imaging

Abbreviation: NIRI
Imaging of tissues within the body after they are bound by fluorescent molecules and stimulated with light in the 700-900 nm wavelength range. NIRI is used to provide images of solid cancers, bone and joint inflammation, and blood flow to tissues.
See also: imaging
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Gibbs-Strauss et al., "The FLAREU intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging system: a first-in-human clinical trial in breast cancer sentinel lymph node mapping," Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol.16, no.10, pp.
Citation: "Therapeutic Effects of Intra-Arterial Delivery of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells in Traumatic Brain Injury of Rats: In Vivo Cell Tracking Study by Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging;" Toshiya Osanai et al.; Neurosurgery, 2012; 70 (2): 435 DOI: 10.1227/ NEU.Ob013e318230a795
"MMPs are present in all kinds of different tumors," says Bremer, "and it is known that highly aggressive tumors with a poor clinical outcome overexpress MMPs." At the November radiology meeting, Bremer and his colleagues reported that near-infrared fluorescence imaging reveals MMP-2 inside tumor-riddled mice as early as an hour after injection with the agent.

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