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Cancer Removing Machine At Dorset County Hospital

Dorset County Hospital 1

12:03am 26th January 2014

A machine that checks cancerous tissue has been completely removed whilst patients undergo breast surgery comes to Dorset County Hospital.

The portable device will x-ray during surgery and show instant confirmation of a successful biopsy on it's monitor.

Breast surgeon Tomasz Graja explained to Wessex FM that this is particularly useful in ensuring lesions which cannot be felt are successfully removed, "Non-palpable cancers, usually found on screening mammograms, are the most difficult  to remove," he said. "The Faxitron machine allows us to x-ray during surgery and confirm that all the cancerous tissue has been removed."
Tomasz continued to add that this wasn't the first machine of it's kind at the hospital, "The hospital already had one Faxitron machine shared between radiology, theatres and histopathology. This additional machine means that our patients will not experience any delays if one machine is out of action for upgrades or repairs. We are really pleased to have received this equipment for the benefit of our patients and are very grateful to the Trust for this investment."

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