April 15, 2016
Using SPECT/MRI to image sentinel lymph nodes to assess whether metastases are present could greatly benefit cervical cancer patients without enlarged lymph nodes, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands used technetium-99m (Tc-99m) nanocolloid SPECT/MRI fusion to assess patients with early-stage cervical cancer as to whether their cancer had spread to the sentinel lymph nodes (JNM, April 2016, Vol. 57:4, pp. 551-556).