Finding the Sentinel Lymph Node with a handheld differential magnetometer

Sebastiaan Waanders, M. Visscher, T. Oderkerk, Bernard ten Haken

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Abstract

In cancer staging, the Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) procedure is a common method to assess the stage to which a cancer has progressed[1]. Currently, the SLN procedure is performed by injecting both a blue dye and a radionuclide tracer near or into the tumor area, and the first lymph node(s) draining the tumor area are located by means of visual inspection and a gamma probe which detects the radiation emitted by the radionuclide tracer. This combined procedure has proven to be very reliable and is used frequently, but suffers from some serious drawbacks that limit its applicability in general practice. These problems are mostly caused by the usage of ionizing radiation, which poses occupational hazards to medical staff and requires extensive logistics, which not all hospitals can offer. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, IWMPI 2013
Place of PublicationBerkeley, CA
Pages-
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2013
Event3rd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, IWMPI 2013 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 201324 Mar 2013
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, IWMPI 2013
Abbreviated titleIWMPI
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period23/03/1324/03/13

Keywords

  • IR-89394
  • METIS-301598

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    Waanders, S., Visscher, M., Oderkerk, T., & ten Haken, B. (2013). Finding the Sentinel Lymph Node with a handheld differential magnetometer. In 2013 International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, IWMPI 2013 (pp. -). Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWMPI.2013.6528347