Hybrid imaging's promise for lymph node mapping in prostate cancer

03/19/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Combining near-infrared fluorescence with hybrid imaging techniques such as PET/MR or SPECT/CT can help improve sentinel lymph node mapping ahead of and during surgery in patients with prostate cancer metastases, according to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The imaging methods, while still being assessed for their potential in the clinical setting, may in the future provide surgical teams with a means to improve prostate cancer staging, researchers said.

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