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Bulletin du Cancer

Place of hand-held gamma camera (POCI) in sentinel node biopsy Volume 94, issue 5, Mai 2007

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Gynécologie obstétrique, Hôpital Lariboisière, 2 rue Ambroise-Paré, 75010 Paris, Gynécologie obstétrique, Hôpital Tenon, Paris, Médecine nucléaire, Hôpital Tenon Paris, Laboratoire IMNC-CNRS Paris 7- Paris 11, Orsay
  • Key words: sentinel node, breast cancer, hand-held gamma camera, lymphoscintigraphy, radio-isotope
  • DOI : 10.1684/bdc.2007.0340
  • Page(s) : 449-51
  • Published in: 2007

The main interest in the sentinel node (SN) detection concept has led to the development of several prototypes of hand held gamma cameras. After the first successful clinical trials with intra-operative imaging probes, the time has come to evaluate the potential benefits of these devices. The objective of this review was to show the potential interest of a hand-held camera POCI to perform a lymphoscintigraphy in order to precisely localize SNs in patients with breast cancer.