Sentinel Lymph Node Detection by 3D Freehand Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Early Stage Breast Cancer


Gultekin S. S. , Hasdemir A. O. , Tokgoz S., Ozgehan G., Guzel H., Yucesoy C., ...More

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.25, no.2, pp.97-101, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.81894
  • Title of Journal : MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-101

Abstract

We herein present our first experience obtained by 3D freehand single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) (F-SPECT) guidance for sentinel lymph node detection (SLND) in two patients with early stage breast cancer. F-SPECT guidance was carried out using one-day protocol in one case and by the two-day protocol in the other one. SLND was performed successfully in both patients. Histopathologic evaluation showed that the excised nodes were tumor negative. Thus, patients underwent breast-conserving surgery alone.