The Visica® Procedure
Cryoablation technology is used to ablate breast tumors in a minimally invasive procedure.
Ultrasound imaging is used to locate the lesion. The breast is prepared and local anesthesia is given.
Using ultrasound guidance, a Visica cryoprobe is positioned in the center of the lesion.
|The needle is removed from the breast and a sterile bandage is placed on the incision site.|
A 3 mm incision (about 1/8 inch) is made in a cosmetically and technically appropriate location.
The cycle is activated and an iceball forms around the tumor. The freezing temperatures destroy the tumor tissue.*
*A thin rim of enhancement (a zone of inflammation at the cryoablation margin) is called a “cryo halo™“.