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Continuous innovation in precision radio-guided surgery

Nov 12, 2023 | Magazine: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular

Sergi Vidal-Sicart  1 , Elena Goñi  2 , Isaac Cebrecos  3 , Mª Eugenia Rioja  4 , Andrés Perissinotti  5 , Catalina Sampol  6 , Oscar Vidal  7 , David Saavedra-Pérez  8 , Ada Ferrer  9 , Carles Martí  9 , José Ferrer Rebolleda  10 , Mª José García Velloso  11 , Jhon Orozco-Cortés  12 , Berta Díaz-Feijóo  13 , Aida Niñerola-Baizán  14 , Renato Alfredo Valdés Olmos  15


Since its origins, nuclear medicine has faced technological changes that led to modifying operating modes and adapting protocols. In the field of radioguided surgery, the incorporation of preoperative scintigraphic imaging and intraoperative detection with the gamma probe provided a definitive boost to sentinel lymph node biopsy to become a standard procedure for melanoma and breast cancer.

The various technological innovations and consequent adaptation of protocols come together in the coexistence of the disruptive and the gradual. As obvious examples we have the introduction of SPECT/CT in the preoperative field and Drop-in probes in the intraoperative field. Other innovative aspects with possible application in radio-guided surgery are based on the application of artificial intelligence, navigation and telecare.

CITATION  Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol (Engl Ed). 2023 Nov 12:S2253-8089(23)00086-1. doi: 10.1016/j.remnie.2023.11.001