Physicians at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center and engineers from Dartmouth College's engineering school have collaboratively developed a new approach to breast-conserving surgery. Dartmouth officials say the method simplifies the procedure for women whose breast cancer is too small to be felt.
By combining magnetic resonance imaging before surgery with optical scanning during surgery, they are able to accurately locate small breast cancer tumors for removal. Their findings, "Supine Breast MRI and 3D Optical Scanning: A Novel Approach to Improve Tumor Localization for Breast Conserving Surgery," were recently published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access