Transient Lighting for Fluorescence Image-Guided Surgery

Period of Performance: 07/21/2016 - 01/20/2017


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Onlume, LLC
Principal Investigator


Abstract We will develop a fluorescence image guided surgery (FIGS) system that deliversoptimum, background-free performance without the need to turn off or lower room lighting.Fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) is a rapidly evolving field with broad clinicalapplications, including more efficacious removal of tumors in real-time; however, ambient roomlighting contaminates the fluorescence signal emitted from the patient during the surgicalprocedure. We are applying a new method called transient lighting that utilizes high-power - lowduty cycle switched white LEDs for room and surgical field illumination allowing for timedfluorescence capture that is not affected by the room lights. As part of this project OnLume, Inc.will design and test a prototype system for surgical applications.