Detecting near-the-injection-site sentinel nodes in head and neck melanomas with a high-resolution portable gamma camera.

@article{Hellingman2015DetectingNS,
  title={Detecting near-the-injection-site sentinel nodes in head and neck melanomas with a high-resolution portable gamma camera.},
  author={Daan Hellingman and Linda J. de Wit-van der Veen and Willem Martin C Klop and Renato A. Vald{\'e}s Olmos},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={e11-6}
}
BACKGROUND In head/neck melanomas, near-the-injection-site sentinel nodes (NIS-SNs) may be missed on planar lymphoscintigraphy and/or SPECT/CT. The aim of the present study is to establish the performance of a portable gamma camera (PGC) to detect NIS-SNs in a simulation phantom set-up, and subsequently in head/neck melanoma patients scheduled for a SN… CONTINUE READING