Imaging Services

Sentinel Node Biopsy

Sentinel Node Biopsy (SNB) is a high-tech nuclear medicine procedure used in cases of breast and skin cancer to pinpoint the first lymph node (the sentinel node) to which cancer would travel. If the sentinel node tests negative for cancer, you can be over 97% sure that the cancer has not spread.

With SNB the patient loses only a handful of lymph nodes versus 15 to 20 with traditional procedures. This dramatically reduces the risk of developing infections and lymphedema, an abnormal swelling of the arm. SNB also results in a smaller scar.

SNB is available at TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule a sentinel node biopsy, call Centralized Scheduling at 1-866-652-5253.