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SPECT/CT in sentinel lymph node biopsy 07 Feb 2020

SPECT–CT in sentinel lymph node biopsy
Dr Francis Sundram

This talk will give an overview of the current status and future directions for the technique.

Educational aims:
• To understand basic concepts of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)
• To gain knowledge of basic concepts of SPECT-CT
• To learn the role of nuclear medicine in breast imaging
• To recognise the value of nuclear medicine SPECT-CT in SLNB
• To learn the clinical and cost effectiveness of nuclear medicine SPECT-CT in SLNB
• To understand SPECT-CT in SLNB guidelines

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Duration:38 mins


Speaker info

Francis Sundram

Dr Francis Sundram Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Dr Francis Sundram was appointed as a Consultant in Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Southampton in 2007. He has been Lead Clinician for PET-CT since 2008 and Clinical Lead for Nuclear Medicine since 2012. He leads the Wessex Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) service. The Wessex NET group was designated ENETS Centre of Excellence in 2015. He also leads the Southampton radium therapy service, which was designated as one of ten UK reference centres and a leading European centre in 2016. He introduced selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in 2009, Southampton is one of ten SIRT centres in England. He has 17 publications in peer-reviewed journals and scientific magazines and 65 scientifically refereed abstract publications. He is co-author of two book chapters. Dr Sundram is a British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) Council Member and Trustee. He is the South East/Wessex region representative for BNMS and BNMS Scientific Committee Member. He is also Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Nuclear Medicine Regional Speciality Advisor (RSA).