gamma probe

gamma probe

a hand-held device, used with a Geiger-Muller tube or scintillation counter, either for detecting radioactive substances in the environment, or for intraoperative use following interstitial injection of a radionuclide, to locate regional lymph nodes by their radioactivity.
See also: gamma.
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After tissue excision, the surgeon uses the gamma probe to confirm that the seed is within the specimen.
Further perioperative USG, perioperative gamma probe use for sesta MIBI imaging, and methylene blue marking methods have been used for localization of adenomas.
Second, in step-out drilling 30 m west of the R840W zone, a reverse circulation hole encountered anomalous radioactivity in rock chips, corresponding to a peak of 9,308 cps in down-hole gamma probe.
A preoperative lymphoscintigraphy and a handheld gamma probe are used to map lymphatics.
3) The use of intraoperative PTH monitoring or a hand-held gamma probe has expedited the procedure.
The agent accumulates within affected tissue and is then detected by imaging or a gamma probe by binding specifically to the target TAG-72 cancer antigen.
SLNs and echelon lymph nodes (ELNs) were identified using gamma probe localisation and by identifying blue-stained lymphatics and lymph nodes.
SurgicEye[R], the leading provider of intraoperative soft tissue imaging and navigation solutions, and Eurorad SA (France), is a high technology company specialized in R & D and production of mono and polycrystalline semiconductors for probe detectors and electronic modules, one of the main surgical gamma probe manufacturers announced their cooperation of common activities for 3D radio-guided surgery.
Intraoperatif gamma probe cerrahi sirasinda lezyonlarin bulunmasinda kolaylik saglayabilir (11), (13), (14), (16), (17).
The difference in uranium content from the assay and the downhole gamma probe results in a positive in-balance of 125%, or a disequilibrium factor of 2.
This programme will test the extent of mineralisation around one of the first reconnaissance holes, INCR388, which intersected 11 metres at 1,100 ppm eU3O8 as tested by down hole gamma probe logging, which was announced to the ASX on 17 November last year.
On average it took 6 minutes to detect the nodule with the gamma probe.