Application progress of lymphography in oncology

Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11684-009-0016-7

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Yu, Y., Liu, J. & Yin, L. Front. Med. China (2009) 3: 13. doi:10.1007/s11684-009-0016-7

Abstract

Lymphography is often used for the diagnosis of lymphatic metastasis in oncology. Determination of lymphatic metastasis is extremely important for accurate cancer staging, which may directly guide the clinical therapeutic scheme. In recent years, the technology of lymphography has developed rapidly on the basis of traditional lymphography, with the appearance of computed tomography (CT) lymphography, nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) lymphography, contrast-enhanced lymphosonography, and so on; the diagnostic accuracy has also been improved. The imaging principles and methods of these various technologies of lymphography are reviewed in this paper, and their applications and significance in oncology are also discussed in detail.

Keywords

lymphography lymphatic metastasis sentinel lymph node biopsy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ultrasound MedicineSichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s HospitalChengduChina
  2. 2.Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA