In Vivo Identification of Peripheral Nerve Bundles During Surgery Using Optical Spectroscopy Techniques - a Pilot Study
The aim of this pilot study is to prove that an investigational optical spectroscopy system
can provide accurate identification of nerve tissue during surgery.
The goal of this pilot study is to evaluate whether optical spectroscopy is able to
differentiate between nerve tissue and surrounding tissue.
During the measurement procedure, possible improvements of the measurement hardware will be
recorded and the handling of the optical spectroscopy system during surgery will be
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Differentiation between nerve tissue and its surrounding tissue
Statistical analysis of the difference between diffuse reflectance spectra obtained at nerve tissue and its surrounding tissue measurement locations
Theo Ruers, MD
Nederlands Kanker Instituut/Antonie van leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis
Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)