Re: Handling Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies

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From:"Carrie Kyle-Byrne" <> (by way of histonet)
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we hold our sentinel nodes for 24hrs prior to handling by gross room staff
just to be on the "safe" side.  however, our nuclear med. people have
assured everyone that the amount of radiation emitted from them is so low
that you'd actually get more radiation exposure from standing out in the
carrie kyle-byrne

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From: Decarli, Terri <>
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Cc: Decarli, Terri <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 2:03 PM
Subject: Handling Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies

> We are in the research stage of performing these isotope injected
> along with the blue dye.  I would like to know how you are handling these
> specimens, are any personnel being monitored for the so-called low dosage
> radiation,  how long from time of surgery to grossing in Pathology. Any
> information you can give me will be helpful.  Thank you
> My E mail address is:
> TerDec@North <mailto:TerDec@North>

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