Coregistration.--Conventional and AR workflows were compared.
Milford, CT, March 25, 2016 --(PR.com)-- At the 2016 Miami Breast Cancer Conference (MBCC), Natalia Partain MD, Madhu Rao PhD, and Roshni Rao MD, FACS, from the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presented their poster "Intra-operative Specimen Radiograph
Utilizing 2D versus 3D Imaging and Correlation with Final Histopathology."
However, this has proven to be the only viable option in view of resource limitations: at present, performing specimen radiography would require either a second mammography unit, a cabinet X-ray system for point-of-care specimen radiography or an interruption in the procedure to allow for a specimen radiograph
to be taken.
The eight resected specimens were studied histologically, including a coronal bone slab with specimen radiograph
for each case.
The left breast specimen radiograph
showed a well-defined mass with standard marker clips.
Five individual compartments, each with a radiolucent number in the orientation of a clock face, make it easy to identify and communicate the location of cores with calcifications from the specimen radiograph
. A watertight lid accommodates formalin and allows for safe transporting of specimens to pathology.
Additionally, a specimen radiograph
confirms the presence of the targeted lesion and seed removal.
Finally, it is essential to perform a specimen radiograph
of the resultant cores to confirm that they contain the calcifications. The core biopsy procedure has many advantages over the surgical method.
A specimen radiograph
was also obtained (Figure 3).
If the lesion is a nonpalpable imaging finding, the specimen radiograph
and/or additional radiologic studies may be necessary to identify the lesion.
The specimen radiograph
was quite extraordinary and confirmed innumerable microcalcifications throughout the specimen (Figure 3).