Handheld single photon emission computed tomography (handheld SPECT) navigated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of computer tomography-guided radioactively marked pulmonary lesions.

@article{Mueller2016HandheldSP,
  title={Handheld single photon emission computed tomography (handheld SPECT) navigated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of computer tomography-guided radioactively marked pulmonary lesions.},
  author={Joachim Mueller and Paul Martin Putora and Tino Schneider and Christoph Zeisel and Martin H. Brutsche and Florent Baty and Alexander Markus and Jochen Kick},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          345-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Radioactive marking can be a valuable extension to minimally invasive surgery. The technique has been clinically applied in procedures involving sentinel lymph nodes, parathyroidectomy as well as interventions in thoracic surgery. Improvements in equipment and techniques allow one to improve the limits. Pulmonary nodules are frequently surgically removed for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons; here video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is the preferred technique. VATS might be… CONTINUE READING