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Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
Sunil Singhal, M.D.
Intraop Imaging

Dr. Sunil Singhal is developing the next generation of intra-operative imaging techniques. We are aggressively pursuing multiple techniques and approaches to Intraoperative Imaging in the hopes of giving patients more complete resections of primary, micrometastatic, and lymphatic disease while minimizing unnecessary tissue reductions and shortening hospital stays. As part of the bench-to bedside-to bench approach, we are heavily invested in both human and animal studies to optimize our procedures.

Currently, our focus in intraoperative imaging is two-fold. Through our clinical arm, patients will be enrolled in our clinical trial in the hopes of identifying local and distal metastases with the use of our collaborator’s newly developed software, imaging system and commonly administered non-radioactive isotopes. Through the excitation of molecules in non-toxic chemicals, the malignancies previously undetectable to the surgeon in the operating room, will no longer pose a threat to patient health.

Secondly, our mouse modeling systems are examining multiple modalities of nanotechnology, utilizing reagents at the forefront of surgical imaging technology; the quantum dot. The mice we’re working with are furthering the cause of medical advancement through improving the safety and efficacy of these approaches.



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