Intraoperative specimen radiography in patients with nonpalpable malignant breast lesions.

@article{Schmachtenberg2012IntraoperativeSR,
  title={Intraoperative specimen radiography in patients with nonpalpable malignant breast lesions.},
  author={Constanze Schmachtenberg and Florian Engelken and Thomas Fischer and Ulrich Bick and Alexander Poellinger and Eva Maria Fallenberg},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 7},
  pages={635-42}
}
PURPOSE Specimen mammography of nonpalpable wire-localized breast lesions is the standard in breast-conserving surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of intraoperative 2-view specimen mammography in different cancer types. MATERIALS AND METHODS After ethics approval, 3 readers retrospectively evaluated margins on 266 2-view specimen radiographs. They determined the closest margin and the orientation. The results were correlated with the histopathology (intra-class… CONTINUE READING