Evaluation of RFID Localization System for Marking and Retrieving Breast Lesions

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2014 by Health Beacons.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 11, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Health Beacons

Brief Summary:
The goal of this investigation is to obtain clinical data to show the Health Beacons Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Localization System is safe and performs as intended as a localization device for marking and retrieving a non-palpable surgical target from the breast.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Non-palpable Breast Lesions Device: RFID Tag (Health Beacon)

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Single-Arm, Multicenter Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Performance of the Health Beacons Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Localization System for Marking and Retrieving Non-Palpable Breast Lesions
Study Start Date : September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2015

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Subjects scheduled to undergo lumpectomy Device: RFID Tag (Health Beacon)
The radiologist or surgeon will place the Health Beacons RFID Tag under ultrasonic or stereotactic guidance. The surgeon will use the Tagfinder to locate the lesion.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The surgical target is visualized in the removed specimen AND the RFID Tag was removed from the patient's breast. [ Time Frame: Within 96 hours after lumpectomy ]
    The study endpoints are known soon after the lumpectomy procedure by 1) confirmation of the pathology lab examination; and 2) retrieval of the implanted RFID tag.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Female patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have had stereotactic or ultrasound-guided biopsy with marker placement
  • Have a lesion or biopsy marker that is visible under ultrasound
  • Have surgical target < 6 cm from the skin when lying supine
  • Have a discreet surgical target
  • Have a lesion in which the center/focal area is defined
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have a palpable lesion that does not require localization
  • Require more than one localization needle for localization of the surgical target
  • Have undergone previous open surgical biopsy or lumpectomy in the operative breast
  • Have an implant in the operative breast
  • Have a cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator device

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01574664

United States, California
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
United States, Colorado
Exempla Healthcare
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
Sponsors and Collaborators
Health Beacons
Study Director: Murray Reicher, MD Health Beacons

Responsible Party: Health Beacons Identifier: NCT01574664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S10-001
First Posted: April 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014