1 in 5 Women

One in five women who undergo breast-conserving surgery, sometimes referred to as a lumpectomy, due to a breast cancer diagnosis, will be called back for a second surgery or re-excision, due to positive margins1. In fact, some studies show that this rate of re-excision could even be as high as 90% in some centers.

So what is a positive margin?

The goal at the end of surgery is to have negative margins, meaning the surgeon removed all of the cancer in the initial surgery. However, many patients (1 in 5 on average) are told that, after-surgery, the final pathology report indicated that the specimen removed was found to have positive margins. This means that not all the cancer was removed during the initial surgery, and that the patient will need to come back in for a second surgery to complete the operation.

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What is The MOZART® System?

3D Mammography for Your Surgery

When used in the OR during breast-conserving surgery, the MOZART System uses 3D imaging technology to give your surgeon a more detailed view of your cancer. This technology enables your surgeon to see if all the cancer is removed before finishing the operation. This is how the MOZART System helps the surgeon avoid that second surgery.

Consider the MOZART System as 3D Mammography for the Operating Room.

Studies Show The MOZART System Improves Surgical Outcomes

“The use of The MOZART System decreased re‑excision rates by more than half.”2

DECREASES

Reoperations2

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DECREASES

Patient Anxiety2

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DECREASES

Cost to Patients2

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DECREASES

Removal of

Healthy Tissue3

Why Is This Important? The Cost of Re‑excisions

Patients who have a re‑excision are 2‑8x more likely to have their cancer come back at a later date4.

Patients who have a re‑excision are 2x more likely to experience surgical infections5.

Patients who have a re‑excision are 49% more likely to experience surgical complications5.

Patients who have a re‑excision are more likely to experience a decrease in satisfaction with their surgery6.

Breast Cancer Information for Surgery

About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime

Learn more at breastcancer.org

2,620 Men in the united states will be diagnosed with breast cancer

Learn more at cancer.net

The Left Breast is 5‑10% More Likely to Develop Cancer Than The Right Breast

Learn more at roche.com

80% of Breast Cancer Diagnoses Require Breast-Conserving Surgery

Learn more at breastcancer.org

Breast cancer surgery includes different procedures, such as:

  • Removal of the entire breast (mastectomy)
  • Removal of a portion of the breast tissue (lumpectomy)
  • Removal of nearby lymph nodes
  • Reconstruction of a breast after mastectomy

Learn More at the Mayo Clinic Info Page.

What Surgeons Say About The MOZART System

Peter Blumencranz, MD, FACS
Medical Director
The Comprehensive Breast Care Center of Tampa Bay

Andrea Madrigrano, MD
Breast Cancer Surgeon
Rush University Surgeons

Cary Kaufman, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Bellingham Regional Breast Center

Michael Alvarado, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Breast Surgery Fellowship
University of California San Francisco

Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS
Director of Breast Surgery
RWJ Barnabas Health

The MOZART System in the News

How intraoperative 3-D specimen tomosynthesis ensures fewer repeat breast cancer surgeries

By Dr. Roshni Rao, Chief, Breast surgery program, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University  Medical Center Associate, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center This year in the United States, nearly 270,000 women will receive the devastating news that...

Kubtec Supports the School of Oncoplastic Surgery in Improving Quality of Care for Breast Cancer Patients

The School of Oncoplastic Surgery is focused on training the techniques that enable surgeons to achieve the best oncological and cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients. This week we attended the School of Oncoplastic Surgery in Dallas and are grateful to Dr....

Dr. Andrea Madrigrano, from Rush University in Chicago explains what breast care patients need to know during Covid-19.

Breast cancer screenings are being postponed during this COVID-19 crisis. So what does this mean for women who have concerns or are in the middle of treatment? Dr. Andrea Madrigrano from Rush University Medicine answers some of these questions. Or click here to watch...

New Study from UT Southwestern Medical Center Shows The MOZART System Improves Surgical Outcomes

The use of The MOZART® System decreased re‑excision rates by more than half. According to a recent published clinical study, "Differences in Re-excision Rates for Breast-Conserving Surgery Using Intraoperative 2D Versus 3D Tomosynthesis Specimen Radiograph," 3D...

KUBTEC featured in recent Radiology Today article discussing how “Augmented intelligence enhances breast screening and cancer treatment.’

Stratford, CT, March 21st, 2019 KUBTEC featured in recent Radiology Today article discussing how “Augmented intelligence enhances breast screening and cancer treatment.’ In part, the article discusses that last November, Kubtec Medical Imaging, launched its Mozart...

New video: MD Anderson Cancer Center Study on specimen tomosynthesis for intraoperative margin assessment.

Specimen tomosynthesis is more accurate than 2D X-ray at identifying positive margins and is less likely to recommend unnecessary tissue excision. That's the conclusion of a recent study of 100 breast cancer patients from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Shon Black...

New Study Demonstrates that use of Intraoperative Specimen Tomosynthesis Reduces the Re-excision Rates for Breast Cancer Surgery by 50%

Stratford, CT, May 6th, 2019  A new study presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons in Dallas last week demonstrates how the KUBTEC Mozart Specimen Tomosynthesis System enables tangible improvements in care for breast cancer...

MURPHY HIGHLIGHTS KUBTEC MEDICAL IMAGING AS “MURPHY’S INNOVATOR OF THE MONTH”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that Stratford innovator Kubtec Medical Imaging has been named “Innovator of the Month.” Kubtec offers innovative tools in digital X-ray equipment for specimen radiography, scientific research,...

KVMR’s ‘Best of Health’ highlights Dr. Michael Alvarado of UC San Francisco to discuss the latest surgical techniques and technology for lumpectomy procedures in breast cancer patients.

KVMR’s ‘Best of Health” radio interview with Dr. Michael Alvarado, Director of the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship program at UC San Francisco. Listen to KVMR’s ‘Best of Health” radio interview with Dr. Michael Alvarado, Director of the Breast Surgical Oncology...

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References

  1. Kaczmarski K, Wang P, Gilmore R, et al. Surgeon re-excision rates after breast-conserving surgery: a measure of low-value care. J Am Coll Surg 2019; 28(4): 504-512
  2. Natalia Partain, MD, et al. Differences in Re-excision Rates for Breast-Conserving Surgery Using Intraoperative 2D Versus 3D Tomosynthesis Specimen Radiograph. Ann Surg Oncol 2020: Published online Aug 01, 2020
  3. Ko Un Park, MD, et al. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Intraoperative Margin Assessment during Breast-Conserving Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 2019:26:1720-28.
  4. André Hennigs, MD, et al. Do Patients After Reexcision Due to Involved or Close Margins Have the Same Risk of Local Recurrence as Those After One-Step Breast-Conserving Surgery? Ann Surg Oncol Jun. 23, 2016
  5. Metcalfe, L N. et al. Beyond the Margins: Economic Costs and Complications Associated With Repeated Breast-Conserving Surgeries. JAMA Surg. Aug. 2, 2017.
  6. Fuzesi S et al. Satisfaction with Breast-Conserving Therapy After Re-excision: A Study Using the Breast-Q, A Patient Reported Outcomes Measure in Breast Surgery. SSO 2018