The importance of directionality in breast surgery

18th January 2018

 

When choosing a gamma probe system, sensitivity is often considered the most important feature, whilst directionality can be overlooked. The C-Trak achieves a balance between these two features allowing for successful and efficient surgeries.

The directionality of a gamma probe is not only determined by the collimation, but the energy of the gamma rays. 

Incoming gamma rays are deflected by scattering within the tissue. This scattered radiation is known as Compton scattering and is still detected by many gamma probes on the market. 

This can give a false representation of where your specimen of interest is, especially if deep within the tissue.

By uniquely eliminating this scattered radiation the C-Trak Galaxy system offers unrivalled directionality. The surgeon can then make the incision with confidence, dissecting in the right direction to find the tissue of interest. This results in the ability to dissect less healthy tissue and to make smaller incisions. 

This combined with the large touch screen display and intuitive software makes the C-Trak system the gamma probe of choice.