Novel Technique Might Enhance Radioguided Surgery

January 30, 2015

A novel radioguided surgical tool might be able to improve outcomes in neurosurgery, say researchers involved in its development.

The beta-minus–emitting tracer technique called Y-90 DOTATOC appears to be able to effectively delineate the margins of meningiomas and high-grade gliomas, they say. This in turn may help surgeons better identify residual malignant cells as well as limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.

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