Dr. Takeaki Ishizawa is a world-leading expert in fluorescence-guided surgery. This makes him the perfect professional to assess the Color and Structure enhancement feature (CAS) of our NUCLeUS™ imaging platform. This image-processing application could help surgeons by giving them a clearer, sharper view of surgeries, and Dr. Ishizawa shared his thoughts with us in an in-depth interview.
“The impression I have had using CAS imaging is that the combination of color and structural enhancements makes it much easier to identify blood vessels and nerves buried in the tissue. It is also easier to get a sense of the tissue’s depth.”
While fluorescence-guided surgery aims to make structures more visible, edges can sometimes become blurred. With CAS, surgeons can adjust an image’s parameters to help avoid this problem, heightening or decreasing colors and details. This can even be done via a touch screen, making adjustments fast and easy.