Breast Tumor Localization…Skip the Wire!Name : Dr. Jessica Peterburs
Affliation : Aurora Health Care
University : Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Country : USA
As a trial in progress, background and methods are included while trial design and results will be prepared for presentation.
Background: Breast wire localizations are performed by a Radiologist in a hospital under imaging guidance to determine the location of a breast mass preceding surgical tissue excision. Post-wire placement, the patient is transferred to the operating room with a guidewire exiting the breast, coiled up, and taped to the skin until surgery.
Wire localization processes have two negative implications. First, patient discomfort due to the external portion of the guide wire exiting the breast is uncomfortable, in addition to frightful for some patients. Secondly, there is a dependent relationship between the breast imaging schedule and the surgical schedule. Breast imaging is a busy, fast-paced, and surgical services works diligently to ensure all scheduled surgeries are performed on time. Naturally, the two department appointments must align for timely and efficient wire localization breast patients’ breast excisional biopsies. To improve patient satisfaction and separate breast imaging schedules from surgical schedules, breast tumor localization systems are emerging in the market. Breast [non-radioactive] Seed Localization systems follow the same process as wire localizations, except there are additional benefits beyond improving hospital workflow.
Method: Three Milwaukee, WI, USA, hospitals reviewed 3 Breast [non-radioactive] Seed Localization devices and put 2 to trial: Faxitron, Inc. LOCalizer® and Cianna Medical Savi Scout®. Patients were selected for trial by Comprehensive Breast Care breast surgeons and Radiologists placed localization guide wires in series with breast localization tags (seeds). Breast seed localization will improve patient access to care, reduce department workflow delays, and improve patient comfort and satisfaction.
Biography: A health care operational leader in Imaging Services, Departments of Breast Imaging and Ultrasound with 12 years of service with Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. With a background in ultrasound (ARDMS registered breast sonographer), understanding patient procedures, technology, and technological trials is my way to explore new avenues, test new advances to improve breast health care, and advance breast cancer care services. As a doctoral dual degree candidate* at the Nova Southeastern University, College of Health Science, Doctor of Global Health and Telehealth Management Program (Fort Lauderdale, FL; anticipated graduation 12/2019), prevention and innovation in global breast health awareness and cancer treatment advancements are priority in my career.