Three-dimensional tomosynthesis intraoperative analysis of screen detected breast malignancies reduces re-excision rates
The use of intraoperative 3D specimen X-ray reduced the relative risk of re-excision rate by 41% (P=0.01) without any negative impact on other parameters.
View for View, 3-D Specimen Tomosynthesis Provides More Data Than 2-D Specimen Mammography
To obtain the so-called three-dimensional view (3-D), routine use of two orthogonal images have been utilized as a 3-D view. Yet in screening mammography, true 3-D mammography has now arrived as tomosynthesis, not simply two orthogonal MLO and CC views of the breast.
Implementation of Intra-Operative Specimen Tomosynthesis and Impact of Re-Excision Rates for Image Guided Partial Mastectomies
Image guided localization is a valuable tool commonly utilized during partial mastectomy (PM) to ensure accurate removal of early-stage breast cancer. Many techniques and imaging modalities exist to confirm completeness of the initial procedure including: six (6) quadrant shaves, selective shaves, pathologic gross evaluation and margin probe use. Still, approximately 1 out of 5 patients require a second procedure in order to obtain a negative surgical margin.
Differences in Re-excision Rates for Breast-Conserving Surgery Using Intraoperative 2D Versus 3D Tomosynthesis Specimen Radiograph
Re-excision rates using both modalities are low. A lower re-excision rate is independently associated with 3D tomosynthesis. This allows surgeons to excise additional margins at the index operation, decreasing reoperations and anxiety/costs for patients.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Intraoperative Margin Assessment during Breast-Conserving Surgery
Intraoperative margin assessment for breast cancer patients undergoing segmental mastectomy (SM) enables identification of positive margins, with immediate excision of additional tissue to obtain negative margins.
The temporal and financial benefit of intraoperative breast specimen imaging: A pilot study of the Kubtec MOZART
Capital purchases for the operating room (OR) require significant investment and collaboration between surgeons and hospital financial officers. With healthcare costs continuing to rise in the United States, it is imperative to increase OR efficiency in effort to decrease costs.