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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Light-guided lumpectomy: device and case report
Author(s): Amanda L. Dayton; Laurel Soot; Ronald Wolf; Christina Gougoutas-Fox; Scott A. Prahl
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Paper Abstract

We describe the development, design, fabrication, and testing of an optical wire to assist in the surgical removal of small lesions during breast-conserving surgery. We modify a standard localization wire by adding a 200-µm optical fiber alongside it; the resulting optical wire fit through an 18 gauge needle for insertion in the breast. The optical wire is anchored in the lesion by a radiologist under ultrasonic and mammographic guidance. At surgery, the tip is illuminated with an eye-safe, red, HeNe laser, and the resulting glowball of light in the breast tissue surrounds the lesion. The surgeon readily visualizes the glowball in the operating room. This glowball provides sufficient feedback to the surgeon that it is used (1) to find the lesion and (2) as a guide during resection. Light-guided lumpectomy is a simple enhancement to traditional wire localization that could improve the current standard of care for surgical treatment of small, nonpalpable breast lesions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(6) 061706 doi: 10.1117/1.3499422
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Amanda L. Dayton, Providence St. Vincent Medical Ctr. (United States)
Laurel Soot, Providence St. Vincent Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ronald Wolf, The Oregon Clinic (United States)
Christina Gougoutas-Fox, Providence St. Vincent Medical Ctr. (United States)
Scott A. Prahl, Providence St. Vincent Medical Ctr. (United States)

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