CorrectClips®

CorrectClips tissue orientation markers provide secure orientation of excised tissue on the image.
CorrectClips tissue orientation markers provide secure orientation of excised tissue on the image.  CorrectClips tissue orientation markers allow a complete view of tissue so that lesions are quickly located.  The radiographic markers are translucent on the image; only the letters indicating the tissue orientation show brightly.

The New Standard for Tissue Orientation®

CorrectClips provide secure orientation of excised tissue on the image. CorrectClips allow a complete view of tissue so that lesions are quickly located. The surgeon applies the sterile clips while in the OR. The clips are translucent on the image; only the letters indicating orientation show brightly. This is superior to metal tags, which block the view of tissue behind the tag, and which cast a shadow that also occludes visibility.

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CorrectClips radiographic markers define each margin in the X-ray, providing more secure and accurate designation of tissue margins. Use of Vector Surgical's Tissue Orientation System can result in:

Better Patient Outcomes

  • Fewer unnecessary re-excisions 1, 2
  • More accurate re-excisions 1, 2, 3
  • Potentially lower cancer recurrence when complete resection is accomplished 4, 5, 6

Efficiency

  • Less time lost to re-imaging due to an obstructed view of the lesion or ambiguous orientation
  • More efficient radiologist-surgeon communication

Safety

  • Eliminates risk of needle stick in the OR

CorrectClips Radiographic Markers

  • Sterile, single-use set of six clips
  • Translucent on X-ray image
  • Letter tags representing tissue margins are visible on X-ray

 

Performance of CorrectClips

  • Allow an unobstructed view of the specimen
  • Attach securely to both dense and fatty tissue
  • Maintain orientation of specimen in the recommended two orthogonal views 7, 8, 9
  • Are compatible with compression of the tissue 
  • Release mechanism allows removal with minimal damage to the tissue

 

Applications

  • Breast tissue masses, such as excisional biopsies with X-ray localization

 

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2. Singh, M.; Singh, G.; Hogan, K.T.; Atkins, K.A.; and Schroen, A.T. “The Effect of Intraoperative Specimen Inking on Lumpectomy Re-excision Rates.” World Journal of Surgical Oncology 8.4 (2010).

3. Lovrics, P.J.; Cornacchi, S. D.; Farrokhyar, F.; Garnett, A.; Chen, V.; Franic, S.; and Simunovic, M. “The Relationship Between Surgical Factors and Margin Status After Breast-Conservation Surgery for Early Stage Breast Cancer.” The American Journal of Surgery (2009): 197, 740-746.

4. Gibson, G.R.; Lesnikoski, B.A.; Yoo, J.; Mott, L.A.; Cady, B.; and Barth, R.J. Jr. “A Comparison of Ink-Directed and Traditional Whole-Cavity Re-Excision for Breast Lumpectomy Specimens with Positive Margins.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 8.9 (2001): 693-704.

5. Menes, T.S.; Tartter, P.I.; Bleiweiss, I.; Godbold, J.H.; Estabrook, A.; and Smith, S.R. “The Consequence of Multiple Re-excisions to Obtain Clear Lumpectomy Margins in Breast Cancer Patients.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 12.11 (2005): 881-885.

6. Gage, I.; Schnitt, S.J.; Nixon, A.J.; Silver, B.; Recht, A.; Troyan, S.L.; Eberlein, T.; Love, S.M.; Gelman, R.; Harris, J.R.; and Connolly, J.L. “Pathologic Margin Involvement and the Risk of Recurrence in Patients Treated with Breast-Conserving Therapy.” Cancer 78.9 (1996): 1921-1928.

7. Rebner, M; Pennes, D.R.; Baker, D.E.; Adler, D.D.; and Boyd, P. “Two-View Specimen Radiography in Surgical Biopsy of Nonpalpable Breast Masses.” American Journal of Roentgenology 149 (1987): 283-285.

8. “Practice Guideline for Breast Conservation Therapy in the Management of Invasive Breast Carcinoma.”American College of Radiology. Jan. 1, 2002.

9. McCormick, J.T.; Keleher, A.J.; Tikhomirov, V.B.; Budway, R.J.; and Caushaj, P.F. “Analysis of the Use of Specimen Mammography in Breast Conservation Therapy.” American Journal of Surgery 188.4 (2004): 433-436.


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