Lymphoscintigraphy is the most common nuclear method of imaging in lymphatics. In the procedure, a small amount of the radioactive element technetium and a blue dye are injected just beneath the skin between the fingers or toes. For anywhere from twenty minutes to several hours, a camera and computer record the path of the radioactive material. This provides useful information on lymph clearance rates, dermal backflow, and points of blockage in the lymph system.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.