S. Elsen PhD, E. Lerut MD, PhD, B. Van Cleynenbreugel MD, PhD, F. Van der Aa MD, PhD, H. Van Poppel MD, PhD, P.A. de Witte PhD
The diagnosis of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer using the standard white-light cystoscopy technique is not optimal and leads to underdiagnosis of some of the tumours. Therefore, in this thesis, the use of Evans blue dye as a diagnostic tool to aid bladder cancer detection during white-light cystoscopy was investigated using a rat orthotopic bladder cancer model. The results show that Evans blue might have great potential to assist detection of bladder cancer in a clinical setting.