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Making the invisible visible with fluorescence

Interview with Peter Solleder, Executive Director New Applications at KARL STORZ

Bladder tumors have different growth characteristics. In most cases, they are limited to the inner wall of the bladder and thus well resectable. Unlike carcinoma in situ, which becomes muscle invasive after a certain amount of time.


Photo: Peter Solleder

Peter Solleder; © KARL STORZ

Photo: Image with red luminous bladder, next cystoscope

The advantage of rigid PDD: tumor borders are better visualized and marked. Thus a more efficient TURBT is guaranteed; © KARL STORZ

Photo: fluorescent liquid in a glass jar

The method traces back to George Gabriel Stokes, who has identified about 200 years ago that when the mineral fluorite is irradiated with ultraviolet light, it radiates blue light; ©ürgen Bautsch

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann