Is there a way to have a better visualization during robotic procedures?
“[…]The intraoperative identification of certain anatomical structures because they are small or visually occult may be challenging. The development of minimally invasive surgery brought additional difficulties to identify these structures due to the lack of complete tactile sensitivity. A number of different forms of intraoperative mapping have been tried. Recently, the near-infrared fluorescence imaging technology with indocyanine green has been added to robotic platforms. In addition, this technology has been tested in several types of operations, and has advantages such as safety, low cost and good results.”
Macedo AL, Schraibman V. Intraoperative near-infrared fluorescent imaging during robotic operations. einstein (São Paulo). 2016;14(4):577-9. http://doi.org/10.1590/s167945082016md3658