Preoperative Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Combined with 125I Seeds Localization in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer
February 24, 2021 — Dovepress
Objective: To assess the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) technology in predicting axillary lymph nodes status before surgery, and to explore the feasibility of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) localization guided by CEUS combined with 125I implantation for breast cancer.
Methods: From August 2017 to February 2019, 115 patients were included in this prospective study. Before surgery, a microbubble (SonoVue) was injected intradermally next to the areola. The enhancement patterns of SLNs were recorded and 125I seeds (read more…)