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Radionuclide Localization Technique

We have developed a technique for CT-guided localization and injection of small or ill-defined pulmonary nodules with Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) macroaggregated albumin (MAA) in preparation for their thoracoscopic excisional biopsy guided by intraoperative nodule localization with a handheld radioprobe. The technique was conceived and led by Thomas M. Daniel M.D. of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia. Members of the Department of Radiology collaborated in development of the method.


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