wire localization


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wire localization

The insertion of a thin, radiographically guided metal wire into a small suspicious lesion to direct the surgeon to the lesion, making it easier for biopsy or removal.
See also: localization
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Radioactive seed localization versus wire localization for lumpectomies: a comparison of outcomes.
Imaging factors that influence surgical margins after preoperative 125I radioactive seed localization of breast lesions: comparison with wire localization.
In a pilot study, 24 patients with ultrasonographically visible stage T1 breast cancers that otherwise would have required wire localization underwent the cryoablative procedure.
Having recently celebrated its first anniversary in Geneva, Provena Health CDI has plans to expand its women's health services to include breast wire localizations and biopsy services next year.