Wire-free Breast Lesion Guidance

LOCalizer™ Wire-free Guidance System

The LOCalizer™, a wire-free guidance system, designed to mark and guide to non-palpable breast lesions using a miniature radiofrequency identification (RFID) Tag. The RFID breast localization system can be placed in the breast any time prior to or on the day of surgery and has a unique identification number that is displayed on the reader.

The LOCalizer™ system features:

  • Convenient scheduling
  • Mobile portability
  • Distance gauge
Hologic LOCalizer Tag

Wire-free Miniature RFID Tag

At approximately 11mm long and 2mm in diameter, the RFID breast marker comes pre-loaded in the needle applicator with a unique identification number. The Tag can be displayed by the handheld reader and it embodies a polypropylene cap designed to prevent migration in tissue. Visible under X-ray and ultrasound with no contraindication for patients that have nickel allergies.

Portable Handheld Reader

The handheld RFID reader displays the distance to the Tag in millimeters and the Tag’s ID number on the bright screen, making it easy to read during procedures. The LOCalizer™ system can read the tag at up to a 60mm distance and is designed to function without interference from the other equipment in the OR. With its unique portable design, the LOCalizer Reader is suitable for use in both sterile* and non-sterile environments.

Single-Use Sterile Probe

The Surgical Probe is a pencil-sized, single-use sterile probe that will guide the surgeon towards the Tag during the operation.

The 8mm diameter of the probe allows for small incisions.

Maximize schedule flexibility without the hassle of complex regulations associated with radioactive seeds.

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