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‘parathyroid fluorescence’

Biophotonics device for parathyroid ID wins R&D 100 Award

Oct. 28, 2019—An optical imaging technology developed by Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her group, in partnership with a medical device company, has won a 2019 R&D 100 Award. The R&D 100 Awards honor 100 top innovations of the prior year, as selected by a panel of expert judges, and is in...

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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use. She and her team developed the technology at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center. The device called “PTeye” has been tested at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and...

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Biomedical engineer: Glowing parathyroid gland can reduce endocrine surgery risk

Jul. 1, 2011—The parathyroid glands – four small organs the size of grains of rice located at the back of the throat – glow with a natural fluorescence in the near infrared region of the spectrum. This unique fluorescent signature was discovered by a team of biomedical engineers and endocrine surgeons at Vanderbilt University, who have used...

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