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New detector flags breast tumors for surgeons
The technology is less invasive than conventional methods to identify the diseased tissue.
Many women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have a tumor that is too small to see or feel. A UW Medicine patient describes her experience with a new technology; it involves having a reflector smaller than a grain of rice placed into the target tissue days before surgery. Then, during surgery, the technology's radar allows the surgeon to find the best path to the tissue or tumor.