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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Imaging factors that influence surgical margins after preoperative 125I radioactive seed localization of breast lesions: comparison with wire localization. AJR Am J Roentgenol.
A multicentered, randomized, controlled trial comparing radioguided seed localization to standard wire localization for nonpalpable, invasive and in situ breast carcinomas.
Our first fellow performed more than 150 surgical breast procedures and was trained in open excisional biopsy, wire localization biopsy, core biopsy, and fine-needle aspiration.
Metallic particles on mammography after wire localization. Am J Roentgenol 1997; 169: 1637-1638.
Comparison of radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) and wire localization for non-palpable breast cancers: a meta-analysis.