Lymphoscintigraphy

A dose of 60.4 MBq (1.6 mCi) 99mTc-nanocolloid in a volume of 0.20 mL was injected into the primary breast cancer. The early images showed no drainage. Later, two radioactive nodes became visible, but lymphatic vessel visualization

Pictures Left Axilla Surgery
Figure 24 Images obtained 4 hours after scintigraphy show two radioactive nodes in the left axilla. Because the order of drainage could not be determined, both nodes are potential sentinel nodes.

was absent (Fig. 24). Because the order of drainage could not be determined, the nuclear medicine physician recommended excision of both nodes. The nodes were marked on the skin.

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