Localisation of non-palpable breast tumoursworkshop
The Norfolk and Norwich University hospital has been practicing Radioactive Occult Lesion Localisation (ROLL) since 2006. There are over 1000 patients been served, with also identification of sentinel lymph node. The lesion is injected on the day of surgery or the previous day with the radioactive isotope under ultrasound guidance. There is another injection in the peri-areolar region for sentinel lymph node identification. The lesion and sentinel lymph node are easily found with the guidance of the Gamma probe during surgery. The procedure is very successful with very low re-operation rates. In addition, this technique is cheap and easy to set up. It is an alternative to localisation with wire. We have also introduced the Hologic LOCalizer. This has the advantage of localisation long before the surgery which allows better planning of the clinics and theatre lists.
This two days workshop will provide multiple presentations and videos showing various techniques, how to set the service and hands-on demonstration of the required equipment’s. The second day will provide live demonstration of surgery in theatre for surgeons. Other candidates can visit relevant departments to observe the details of the techniques.
Surgeons; theatre staff, pathologists; radiologists and radiographers and nuclear medicine physicists are all expected to benefit from this course. We recommend that the whole team from one trust to attend to facilitate setting up the service.
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