New technology brings certainty to breast cancer treatment

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Sep 14, 2017

Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson stands next to her patient lying on the table in Operating Room 12. She looks at the woman’s bare chest and points to a small mark. That, she said, is where a radiologist inserted a magnet.

Storm-Dickerson grabs a probe and pushes it against the woman’s right breast. The machine beeps as Storm-Dickerson moves the probe.

Like a metal detector, the pings get louder as the wand hones in on the magnet. Then it signals when the probe is directly above the magnetic seed placed inside the woman’s breast.

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