Nuclear medicine can be essential in the investigation of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
There are two types of nuclear medicine scans that we provide at Trinity Medical Imaging.
- Lymphoscintigrams image the lymphatic channels in the arms and legs and are used to assess if there is a blockage of lymphatic drainage
- Sentinel Lymph Node imaging is a scan of the lymphatic drainage from a cancer, which is used to determine whether the lymph nodes close to a cancer are involved