First clinical study report using RFID markers for locating breast tumors demonstrates successful performance
San Diego, CA — May 1, 2014 — Dr. Christine Dauphine, Director of the Breast Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, will be presenting the results of the first set of human cases using Health Beacons’ radiofrequency identification (RFID) breast tumor localization system at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2014 Annual Meeting on May 4th in San Diego. The ARRS is a medical radiology society dedicated to advances in imaging technology.
Health Beacons’ RFID Breast Localization System™ is a wireless, marker-based approach to localizing lesions for surgery that is designed to avoid a separate procedure on the day of surgery. The RFID tag is implanted at the site of the tumor days or weeks prior to surgery. The handheld RFID reader, called the TagFinder™, is then used to locate the tag and the tumor for surgical removal.
Dr. Dauphine has completed twenty cases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center using the RFID localization system as part of a three-site clinical study she is conducting with Dr. Murray Reicher and Dr. Joshua Reicher.
“In all cases I was able to successfully use the RFID markers for localization of the lesion without resorting to the current hookwire technology and I found no negative side effects to the approach. I am looking forward to the results of the cases at our other two sites, but am excited about the potential for this technology to transform the localization procedure”, reported Dr. Dauphine.
Dr. Christine Dauphine is the Director of the Breast Clinic in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Dauphine submitted her results in collaboration with Dr. Murray Reicher, co-inventor of the RFID breast tumor localization system and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and Dr. Joshua Reicher, radiology resident at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Chief Innovation Officer of Health Companion, Inc.
ARRS is being held May 5-9, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.
The RFID Breast Localization System is currently scheduled for commercial release in early 2015.
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