What is it?

A guide-wire is a fine wire that is brought as close as possible to the affected area.

During the operation, the wire can be used as a guide to localise the affected area.

The wire is placed under ultrasound guidance. The site is visualised and the easiest way to enter is identified. Once the wire is in place, its location is confirmed through mammography. Only then is the wire taped to the skin.

Centres and specialist areas

Breast Centre
Integrated Cancer Centre in Ghent

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Elzo Kraemer Ximena