SPECT/CT outperforms lymphoscintigraphy in cancer imaging study

09/17/2008 | Doctor's Guide

Dutch researchers were able to detect more sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients by using SPECT/CT compared to conventional lymphoscintigraphy. SPECT/CT also proved useful in visualizing the exact anatomical location of the sentinel nodes. One researcher noted that 3-D SPECT/CT could provide "even better anatomical insight into the precise location of the sentinel node" versus the 2-D device that was used in the study.

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