This Nuclear Medicine scan is the optimal way to image the lymphatic system of the body. The lymphatics are a complex network of small vessels, similar in many ways to blood vessels, only instead of being transporting conduits for blood they transport a clear fluid called lymph. Lymph nodes are found at various
Sentinel node localization is a technique used locate the sentinel lymph nodes. Patients who have been diagnosed as having cancer, most commonly breast cancer and melanoma, may require surgery to remove the primary cancer and also some nearby lymph nodes. The initial spread of these types of cancer is often via the lymphatics.