August 05, 1990 - August 05, 2023

  • Date:16ThursdayJuly 2020

    ClearSight™: A portable system that uses diffusion NMR to probe the margins of excised tumors

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    09:30 - 10:30
    Dr. Saul Stokar
    Clear Cut Medical, Rehovot Science Park
    Clore Institute for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
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    Diffusion NMR weighted NMR and MRI are very powerful techniques for investigating microscopic details about tissue architecture, either normal or in a diseased state. In addition to its traditional use in diagnosing stroke and ischemic injury in the brain, in recent years DWI has been used to diagnose various kinds of cancer, including breast, prostate and lung cancers.

    In this seminar we will present an overview of a novel portable system that uses DWI to check whether the margins of excised breast tumors are tumor-free. This is extremely important both for the patient and the hospital, since it obviates the need to perform additional surgery if the subsequent pathology indicates the presence of tumor on the margin of the excised tissue, something that occurs today in up to 25% of breast-conserving surgeries.

    We shall provide an overview of diffusion MRI, the unique challenges of performing MRI in or near the operating theater, the architecture of ClearCut's system, computer simulations of its performance and an overview of the clinical results obtained to date.