Real-time intraoperative margin assessment
(Subset of Pivotal)
|Purpose||Substantiate diagnostic capabilities||Israeli Pivotal Trial|
|MP in pure DCIS||US Pivotal Trial|
|Compare site results in Pivotal trial vs Pivotal as a whole||Post-Market|
|Routine Use with Gross Assessment||Routine Use|
Full Cavity Shave
|Published||J Surg Research (2010)|
|Am J Surg (2008)|
|The Breast (2014)|
|Ann Surg Oncol (2014)|
|Arch Gynecol Obstet (2016)|
|Am J Surg (2017)|
|Am J Surg (2017)|
|Ann Surg Oncol (2019) 26:1729|
|Study Design||Direct point by point comparison to pathology||Prospective, Double Arm, Randomized, Controlled||Prospective, Single Arm, Controlled, Comparison to Historical Control in DCIS||Prospective, Double Arm, Randomized, Controlled||Retrospective Review of Pivotal Study Data||Retrospective, Single Arm, Comparison to Historical Control||Prospective, Single Arm, Controlled, Comparison to Historical Control Gross Assessment||Retrospective, Single Arm, Comparison to Historical Control Full Cavity Shave||Retrospective, Single Arm, Comparison to Historical Control post No Tumor on Ink Guideline||Retrospective Chart Review, Single Arm|
|Number of Patients||753 Measurements||293||109||596||46||351||322||256||240||341|
|Number of sites/surgeons||3 sites||11 sites/35 surgeons||3 Sites/3 Surgeons||21 Sites/53 Surgeons||1 site/3 Surgeons||3 sites/4 Surgeons||1 Site/5 Surgeons||1 Site/1 Surgeon||1 Site/2 Surgeons||1 Site/5 Surgeons|
|Historical Re-ex rate||N/A||12.7%||39%||25.8%||0.35||25.8%||30%||15%||15%||N/A|
|MarginProbe Re-ex rate||N/A||5.6%||17%||19.8%||0.04||9.7%||14.5%||6.6%||5.8%||9.7%|
|Relative Reduction||N/A||56%||56%||23% - re-ex|
62% reduction positive margins
|0.885||62%||52%||56%||61.1%||75% reduction positive margins|
|Cosmesis or Volume Notes||N/A||Cosmesis favorable||Cosmesis Favorable||Thin margin shavings resulted in high number of identified margins remaining positive despite significant MP performance|
8-10cc additional tissue volume
|Consistent performance across all historical re-ex rates|
44-17% = 61%
30-10% = 67%
16-8% = 50%
12-4% = 67%
|No difference in overall volume tissue||32% reduction in overall tissue volume||No difference in overall tissue volume||Performance maintained regardless of density|
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