Fine Wire Localization

When a suspicious area in the breast cannot be felt (non-palpable), its location is marked by a fine wire. Under mammogram or ultrasound guidance, a needle is inserted into the area of concern.

The position of the needle is checked and when the radiologist is sure it is in the right place, a fine wire is inserted in the middle of the needle. The needle is removed and the wire is left in place until surgery.

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