February 08, 2013 at 01:03 AM EST
Faxitron Introduces New Surgical Specimen Container

 Faxitron, the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of dedicated digital specimen radiography systems expands their solution for intraoperative imaging of breast specimens with the introduction of the Faxitron® Wedge™, a revolutionary new surgical specimen container. The Wedge™ is designed to work in conjunction with the Faxitron® BioVision, allowing surgeons quickly and simply image the specimen from multiple views, without compromising image quality, facilitating better gross margin assessment and potentially lowering re-excision rates.

Clinical findings have illustrated the importance of radiographically marking the tissue specimen and utilizing two orthogonal views to significantly reduce re-excision rates during breast conservation surgery. Intra-operative specimen radiography has become a common practice in most breast programs. However, obtaining orthogonal views is not widely practiced, predominately because there has not been a consistent, reliable means of performing this in the surgical suite.

Joshua Glaser, MD, Medical Director of Breast Services, SSM in St. Louis, Missouri, participated in early clinical cases with the Wedge™. “The Faxitron® Wedge™ improves my accuracy in assessing gross margins, thus reducing possible re-excisions", stated Dr. Glaser.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Murtagh, Chairman & CEO, adds, “Faxitron is constantly striving to advance best practices in the surgical management of breast cancer. The Wedge™ is another tool that surgeons can use to minimize re-excision rates for their patients. We are thrilled to be able to bring another innovative product to the market in our ongoing commitment to play a central role in the critical ‘standard of care’ chain of diagnosing and treating breast cancer."

About Faxitron
Faxitron is the world’s largest and only fully vertically integrated, dedicated cabinet x-ray company. With an installed base of over 6,500 systems in medical facilities and scientific and industrial research laboratories around the globe, Faxitron is the pioneer and industry standard in cabinet x-ray systems for specimen radiography, research, and NDT applications. For more than 40 years, Faxitron has defined cabinet x-ray by developing x-ray sensor technology and innovative systems to meet the evolving needs of our customers. For more information, please visit http://www.faxitron.com.

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