radioguided surgery


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radioguided surgery

1. The use of radionuclides, such as isotopes of technetium, to locate lymph nodes or other tissues to excise during an operation.
2. The use of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or plain radiography to plan and/or carry out an invasive procedure.
See also: surgery
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A comprehensive overview of radioguided surgery using gamma detection probe technology 2009, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 7:11.
Radioguided surgery using an intraoperative PET probe for tumor localization and verification of complete resection in differentiated thyroid cancer: a pilot study.
Determinant role of Tc-99m MIBI SPECT in the localization of a retrotracheal parathyroid adenoma successfully treated by radioguided surgery. Clin Nucl Med 2002;27:711-5.