December 18, 2017

Magseed/Lesion Localisation

The clinical procedures leading to the removal of a tumour include marking the lesion for location during surgery. The current standard of care for breast tumours is for a hooked guide wire to be fixed into the tumour. The tail of the guide wire protrudes from the breast and is taped to the patient, and the surgeon can later follow the wire to remove the tumour and along with a margin of healthy tissue.

If the guide wire moves in between implantation and surgery, it could result in the patient requiring additional surgery to correctly remove a safe margin of healthy tissue. This movement can also lead to the removal of more tissue than desired. In addition, due to the open incision created by the guide wire, surgery must be performed on the same day, creating workflow challenges for the hospital.

Many hospitals are now implementing radioactive seeds to replace the breast guide wire. Thi

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