Case Study | October 31, 2011

With KUBTEC’s XPERT 40, “The Time We Save Is Priceless…”

Thomas G. Frazier, M.D., FACS, senior attending surgeon and medical director, Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Comprehensive Breast Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital

...said Thomas G. Frazier, M.D., Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Bryn Mawr Hospital. A nationally recognized surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, he performed the first immediate breast reconstruction surgery in the Philadelphia area. He uses KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 at Bryn Mawr Hospital, “at least four or five times a week, maybe more, in the operating room alone!” In addition to eliminating delays of interoperative transfers to radiology, images are available in seconds with the XPERT 40. Rapid image acquisition, user-friendly enhancement software and a touch-screen monitor give Dr. Frazier the ability to orient and evaluate an image in the operating room (OR) without breaking scrub.

Dr. Frazier, also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the Program Director of the Breast Fellowship Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital, was introduced to KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting in 2009, in San Diego, CA. He had seen the value of a portable specimen radiography system for intraoperative breast surgery and reviewed the capabilities of the other specimen radiography systems. Dr. Frazier was impressed with the innovative technology the KUBTEC XPERT 40 offered. “The quality of the images was excellent, with the ease of use and the clear value the XPERT 40 offered made the decision an easy one for us.”

KUBTEC’s XPERT cabinet X-ray systems lead the way in innovative design. They introduced a number of firsts in digital specimen X-ray technology, including the first to send multiple images to picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) with a single click, the first to offer an 8-inch by 8-inch detector option and the first to employ touch-screen technology. In that tradition of innovation, in 2011 KUBTEC introduced the Artemis Option for the XPERT 40. This sophisticated image enhancement tool brings digital mammography quality imaging to specimen radiography.

The XPERT 40 offers high-contrast digital images and DIGICOM, the DICOM-compliant, intuitive software suite, to acquire, enhance, print, send images to PACS and access the modality worklist. A compact mobile cart and touch-screen option make the XPERT 40 the ideal tool for surgery. 

Using an IRB-approved retrospective chart review. research was conducted comparing the outcomes between patients undergoing BCS with pre-operative needle localizations of their lesions. One hundred patients with high risk or malignant breast lesions were evaluated, with an equal number using KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 in the OR, and the others evaluated with the standard technique of bringing specimens into mammography for evaluation. The results were significant. With 13.4% fewer re-excisions in the group evaluated in the OR with the XPERT 40, it was clear not only that the improved operating efficiency made the XPERT 40 a valuable tool for surgeons and OR staff, but also it increased time and cost savings with fewer re-excisions.

The XPERT 40 offers benefits beyond cost and time savings. Leading-edge technology with advanced reliability and high-quality imaging capability enhances Bryn Mawr Comprehensive Breast Center’s ability to continue delivering award winning patient care.

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