Optical Surgical Navigation (OSN/ASIGS) Interest Group

We envision molecular optical imaging instruments, pharmaceuticals, tissue dyes and methods of increasing capability, safety and efficiency leading to the use of Intra-Operative Optical Surgical Navigation techniques during the majority of surgeries to mark and visualize tissues, cells, and biochemical events in real time.  The directions are currently in improved instrumentation, topical and pharmaceutical markers, ancillary equipment and expanding indications.

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Develop a series of white papers defining the requirements for hardware and surgical reagent development and production.

View the first white paper: JNM 2016 Consensus Report

Mission Statement

To advance and support optical molecular imaging education, innovation, standardization, and translation to clinical use.

OSN/ASIGS Members Area

Leaders and Members



NIH Cancer Imaging Program held a workshop on Regulatory Pathways for Clinical Use of Optical Methods and Exogenous Targets for Cancer Detection. It was broadcast live and a link to the recorded session can be found below.

View the recorded broadcast