Sentinel Node with Probe

  • No preparation for the scan is required
  • This procedure is typically conducted on patients with breast cancer or melanoma

Used to identify:

Whether cancer cells have spread to lymph nodes


Adult:

Injection time: 3 mins
Scan duration: 30 min (dynamic scan) and then 10 min (static scans)
Scan immediately, after 1 hour and 2 hours


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How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.

Checklist:

  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)