Procurement Trends: ICG Fluorescence Imaging - September, 2015
August 31, 2015 | Procurement Trends
Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging systems are intended to facilitate intraoperative blood flow assessment. This technology has been deployed in the OR in two ways: integrated with the da Vinci robot (Firefly imaging), or as a standalone imaging system. Amongst our member hospitals, interest in the former increased sharply from 2011 to 2013 but plateaued thereafter. Member interest in standalone ICG imaging systems has steadily increased in the past four years. Common robotic surgery applications include nephrectomy and cholecystectomy. Standalone systems are primarily used during breast reconstruction, lymph node biopsy, and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.