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Frontiers of Medicine

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Front Med Chin    2009, Vol. 3 Issue (1) : 13-19     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-009-0016-7
Application progress of lymphography in oncology
Yang YU1, Jibin LIU2, Lixue YIN1()
1. Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu 610072, China; 2. Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA19107, USA
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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     
Corresponding Authors: YIN Lixue,   
Issue Date: 05 March 2009
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