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Title: Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses

Microlymphaticovenous anastomoses provide a potential for reducing lymphedema of the upper extremity complicating radical mastectomy or irradiation. Lymphoscintigraphy with technetium isotopes is a valuable investigative modality in the perioperative evaluation of patients undergoing this surgical procedure. The radionuclide studies provide information regarding structural change and physiologic derangement with a low radiation dose to the patient. It is a simple, painless procedure requiring minimal skill and no surgical intervention. In addition, a reproducible method for preparing a radiocolloid suitable for lymphatic imaging using an approved drug as a precursor has been developed.
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OSTI Identifier:
6982250
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 8:7
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; SCINTISCANNING; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; COLLOIDS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; DRUGS; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOLOGY; SYNTHESIS; THERAPY 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 400702 -- Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry-- Properties of Radioactive Materials