An Aberdeen hospital will be the first in Scotland to benefit from a groundbreaking new camera, thanks to funding from a north-east charity.
Friends of Anchor has teamed up with the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund to bring the CrystalCam to the nuclear medicine department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The £35,000 device allows surgeons to picture the distribution of radioactive material in the operating theatre.
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Dr Roger Staff, whose team uses the equipment, said: “When patients require a lymph node biopsy, we inject a radioactive solution into the lymphatic system, which collects in the nodes where there may be tumours present.
“The CrystalCam provides a picture of the lymphatic system and shows where the radioactive solution has pooled, allowing more informed planning of the procedure to remove the node.
“It is an incredibly valuable tool.”