A Pilot Trial of Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging with Indocyanine Green in the Detection and Diagnosis of Neoplastic Pulmonary Nodules

This research study will evaluate how Near Infrared Fluorescence imaging (NIFI) with indocyanine green (ICG) contrast dye can assist in the identification and diagnosis of lung nodules during surgery. NIFI is an intraoperative imaging technology that utilizes a coupled camera/fluorophore (ICG) system to fluoresce tissues of interest. Intravenous ICG is a fluorophore with a long-standing high safety profile.

Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh



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Julie Ward, RN, BSN





Subjects must be willing to undergo surgical biopsy and/or resection of  pulmonary nodule(s). 

ŸWomen and men at least 18 years of age

ŸSubjects must have a CT scan of the chest within 8 weeks of surgery