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A Surgical Pen-Type Probe Design for Real-Time Optical Diagnosis of Tumor Status using 5-Aminolevulinic acid

Version 1 : Received: 20 April 2021 / Approved: 21 April 2021 / Online: 21 April 2021 (11:47:14 CEST)

How to cite: Yoon, K.; Kim, K.G.; Lee, S.H. A Surgical Pen-Type Probe Design for Real-Time Optical Diagnosis of Tumor Status using 5-Aminolevulinic acid. Preprints 2021, 2021040573 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0573.v1). Yoon, K.; Kim, K.G.; Lee, S.H. A Surgical Pen-Type Probe Design for Real-Time Optical Diagnosis of Tumor Status using 5-Aminolevulinic acid. Preprints 2021, 2021040573 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0573.v1).

Abstract

A surgical microscope is large in size, which makes it impossible to be portable. The distance between the surgical microscope and the observation tissue is 15–30 cm, and the adjustment range of the right and left of the camera is a maximum of 30°. Therefore, the surgical microscope is generated attenuation (above 58%) of irradiation optical source owing to the long working distance. Moreover, the observation of tissue is affected because of dazzling by ambient light as the optical source power is strong (55 to 160 mW/cm2). Further, observation blind spot phenomena will occur due to the limitations in adjusting the right and left of the camera. Therefore, it is difficult to clearly observe the tumor. In this study, a compact pen-type probe with a portable surgical microscope is presented. The proposed surgical microscope comprises a small and portable pen-type probe that can adjust the working distance between the probe and the observed tissue. In addition, it allows the adjustment of the viewing angle and fluorescence brightness. The proposed probe has no blind spots or optical density loss.

Subject Areas

fluorescence microscopy; fluorescence emission, malignant tumor, diagnosis, animal experiment

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