Optical navigation of DROP-IN probes

With translation of the DROP-IN gamma probe, radioguidance has advanced into laparoscopic robot-assisted surgery. Since it is not always trivial to locate preoperatively marked lesions during surgery, especially when using tumor-targeted tracers such as 99mTc-PSMA I&S, surgical navigation can further enhance the translation between planning at the dept. of nuclear medicine and the actual treatment in the operating room. In this project, a method is generated to navigate a DROP-IN probe during surgery using optical (fluorescence) techniques.