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SURGEON AT WORK
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

A noninvasive method for preoperative localization of breast microcalcifications


1 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
2 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan

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Dr. Wei-Hsin Chen
No: 110, Sec 1, Jianguo N. Rd., Taichung City 40201
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_17_17

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Wire localization of breast microcalcifications before surgical biopsy has been used for a long time. However, it causes patient's psychical trauma before operation with more cost of money and time as well. We design a noninvasive method using the concept of trigonometric function for preoperative localization. It can yield potential for cost-savings, increased efficacy in operating room and radiology scheduling, and patient comfort and convenience. Our method is simple and its failure rate is low.


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