The Image-Guided Surgery group at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), headed by Dr. Vahrmeijer, focuses on clinical studies on near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence image-guidance in cancer surgery. He closely collaborates with Professor Frangioni (Harvard Medical School, Boston) who is the developer of the FLARE™ fluorescence imaging systems. These systems are used since 2010 in clinical trials at the LUMC in over 500 patients. His current research focuses on the introduction of image-guided surgery using clinically available probes and on the clinical introduction of novel probes, like ZW800, in collaboration with Prof. Frangioni. Together with Professor van de Velde, and Professor Frangioni, he aims at disseminating this technique to collaborating hospitals all over the world.


Recent publications

Tumor response assessment using diffuse optical spectroscopy.

Laparoscopic identification and resection of uveal melanoma liver metastases.

“Structure-inherent targeting” of parathyroid and thyroid glands.