Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, May 1st, 2005
"Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is rapidly emerging as the preferred technique for nodal staging in breast cancer. When radioactive colloid is used, a preoperative lymphoscintiscan is obtained to case sentinel lymph node (SN) identification. This study evaluates whether preoperative lymphoscintigraphy adds diagnostic accuracy to offset the additional time and cost required," scientists in Wales report.
"Eight hundred twenty three breast cancer patients underwent SNB based on lymphoscintigraphy, intraoperative gamma probe detection, and blue dye mapping using 99 mTc-nanocolloid and...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Medical Device Law Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.