Use of intraoperative nuclear imaging leads to decreased anesthesia time and real-time confirmation of lesion removal.

@article{Fusco2017UseOI,
  title={Use of intraoperative nuclear imaging leads to decreased anesthesia time and real-time confirmation of lesion removal.},
  author={Joseph Fusco and Brittani K N Seynnaeve and Alexander J Davit and Michael R Czachowski and Judith Marie Joyce and Barbara A. Gaines and Marcus M. Malek},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphatic mapping to guide sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) typically requires lymphoscintigraphy prior to surgery. In young pediatric patients, this process often requires intubation in the nuclear medicine suite followed by transport to the operating room (OR). METHODS We reviewed 14 pediatric cases in which a portable nuclear imaging camera was utilized to perform the entirety of the SLNB in the OR. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION This method, utilizing intraoperative nuclear imaging… CONTINUE READING