Radioactive Seed Localization Versus Wire-Guided Localization for Nonpalpable Breast Cancer: A Cost and Operating Room Efficiency Analysis

@article{Zhang2017RadioactiveSL,
  title={Radioactive Seed Localization Versus Wire-Guided Localization for Nonpalpable Breast Cancer: A Cost and Operating Room Efficiency Analysis},
  author={Yimeng Zhang and FRCPC Jean Seely and MSc FRCSC Erin Cordeiro and Joshua Hefler and Kednapa Thavorn and Mukta Mahajan and BA Sue Domina MRT and Jon Aro BSc and Andrea Marie Ibrahim MSc and MSc FRCSC Angel Arnaout and FRCPC Denis Gravel and MSc FRCSC FACS Carolyn Nessim},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={3567-3573}
}
This study aimed to compare the cost and resource use between our first-year experience using breast-conserving surgery (BCS) with radioactive seed localization (RSL) and the previous-year standard practice of BCS with wire-guided localization (WGL) for patients with nonpalpable breast cancer at a large Canadian tertiary center. For this retrospective… CONTINUE READING