St John of God Bunbury Hospital specialist breast surgeon Dr Marcus Ong said the device enhances surgical accuracy to leave more healthy tissue and can greatly improve a patient’s treatment experience.
“Using the Magseed can reduce a patient’s anxiety on the day of surgery, which can result in better outcomes. Traditionally, we have used a hook wire as a marker, which protrudes from the skin and can be quite confronting.”
The Magseed technology was fully funded with donations to St John of God Foundation, and has been supporting regional patients to access advanced care closer to home since February 2020.
St John of God Bunbury Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Williams said the device was symbolic of the hospital’s goal of providing the best clinical service to the community. “The introduction of the Magseed is an important step for breast cancer patients in the South West of Western Australia as they now have access to the latest technology”.