IGS - Image-Guided Surgery
 
WHY
    Positive patient outcome (overall survival and quality of life for the patient)
    · Less morbidity and better postoperative functions of the involved organ
    · Quality of life - less invasive surgery therefore decreased morbidity
    · Economic - less invasive surgery leads to reduced hospital stay,
    less complications and lower reoperation rates due to better margins
    and smaller defects.
HOW
    Improved accuracy during tumour surgery
    · Visual distinction of tumour versus healthy tissue during the operation
    · Precision surgery in removing the tumour
    · Highly thought-through work plan and well-defined project objectives
WHAT
    Image-guided surgery
    · Fluorescently-labelled tumour-margin specific probe
    · High resolution, sensitivity and functional contrast imaging