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1. (WO2016054217) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUORESCENCE-BASED LASER ABLATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/054217    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/053232
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 01 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61B 18/20
Applicants: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
Inventors: REPHAELI, Eden
WANG, Chia-Jean
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUORESCENCE-BASED LASER ABLATION
Abstract:
In an embodiment, an apparatus and method are described for ablating tissue in response to determining a fluorescence condition. An excitation light source may produce excitation light at an excitation wavelength of a fluorophore. A beam scanner may direct the excitation light towards a tissue location. A fluorophore may produce emission light in response to absorbing the excitation light. A camera may capture an image of the tissue location. In response to the image indicating emission light at the tissue location, an ablation fight source may produce ablation light. The beam scanner may direct the ablation light towards the tissue location. Additionally or alternatively, a topography map may be generated and certain aspects of the apparatus and/or the method may be adjusted based on the topography map.