Radionuclide Localization > Requirements > Radioprobe


Any handheld radioprobe already being used by the surgeon for sentinel node biopsy can also be used for this procedure. Many radioprobes currently in use by thoracic surgeons have a straight shaft which measures 47 centimeters in length.

We have found that an angled probe conforms better to the curvature of the thoracic space which aids in positioning the probe as close to the area of activity within or near the nodule as possible.

The angled thoracoscopic radioprobe that we use has a shaft which measures 37 centimeters in length.

The radioprobe that we use has a 10mm collimator aperture.

Angled probe vendor details: Thoracoscopic Navigator Probe, RMD Instruments, LLC. 44 Hunt St., Watertown, MA 02472-4699

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