Preventing sickness before it happens is a growing area within the medical field. Focus is not only on preventing diseases or medical conditions before they occur, but also to maintaining health and well-being.
By preventing medical conditions before they occur, patients can find sustainable healthcare and save resources, as well as improve the quality of life on an individual basis and on a large scale in communities and populations.
Wire for early breast cancer detection
If a mammography shows an abnormality, the surgeon needs to find and remove the lesion in a procedure known as a lumpectomy. By inserting the wire-component with the help of a needle, the surgeon can use medical imaging to guide the wire to the exact location of the mass. The design makes it possible for the surgeon to reposition the wire, if needed.
The wire is fitted with a barb that opens once the wire has reached the right place, effectively marking the lesion which can then be accurately removed in surgery and sent for testing to check if it is cancerous. Catching the disease at an early stage is considered crucial for increasing the success of subsequent treatment.
EXERA® medical wire-based components come in different lengths to accommodate for the size of the patient’s breast and depth of the lesion. Using the correct wire length means the surgeon can reach as far into the breast tissue as required to properly indicate the lesion’s position.
There are two significant benefits to using wire localization compared to other procedures: The surgery is less invasive because less breast tissue must be removed. Secondly, the procedure keeps scarring to a minimum. All without compromising the accuracy of cancer detection.
A medical-grade thermocouple is a device based on thermo-electric properties. They are composed of dissimilar metals in bifilar and multi-filar forms using traditional thermocouple alloys. Thermocouples are used for measuring temperatures during therapeutic procedures.