Clinical Trials Search at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Near Infrared Autofluorescence via PTeye for the Detection of Parathyroid Glands during Total Thyroid Surgery
This trial studies how well infrared autofluorescence via PTeye works in detecting parathyroid glands during total thyroid surgery. Located closely to the thyroid gland are the parathyroid glands, which are important organs that regulate calcium levels in the body. Thus, it is essential for a surgeon to correctly identify this structure when performing a thyroid surgery. PTeye may help surgeon to identify and preserve healthy parathyroid glands during surgery. By assisting the surgeon in correctly identifying parathyroid glands, this device may improve the quality of the operation performed on the patient.