Specimen Orientation Charms
Six distinctly shaped charms clearly identify the margin orientation of surgical specimens and may help reduce questions in radiology and pathology that can lead to delays, errors, and unnecessary re-excisions.
Old Methods Varying methods for communicating margin orientation require detailed explanation of marking method and time-intensive interpretation in radiology and pathology, potentially increasing the chance of communication errors.¹
¹ Molina MA, Snell S, Franceshi D, et al. Breast specimen orientation. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009;16(2):285-288. Epub December 3, 2008.