Precision Breast Surgery - From Wire to Wire-free localization 

Steven Cai, MD, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Understanding the benefits and disadvantages of different localization technique for excision non palpable breast excisions will assist patients in their cancer diagnosis journey. 

Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

1. Evaluate the current practice of breast localization  

2. Consider the available localization technologies to best suit ones practice 

3. Improve patients satisfaction, outcomes and work flow for excision of nonpalpable breast lesion/cancers. 


Release Date: 6/10/2024
Expiration Date: 6/9/2027


Steven Cai, MD, FACS

Consultant/Speaker - Hologic, Prelude Dx

All of the relevant financial relationships for these faculty have been mitigated by peer review completed by peers with no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


None of the other planners/faculty for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, or re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients


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World Class CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Hologic, Inc.

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