The Navigator GPS™ system is used in radio-guided surgical procedures, primarily for lymphatic mapping and tumor localization. Over the last several decades, procedures such as sentinel lymph node mapping, first in melanoma, and more recently in breast, have become a gold standard of care among general surgeons and surgical oncologists.
Radio-guided surgical techniques using radio-pharmaceuticals for uptake by a number of different tumor sites, has been effective in the localization of other diseases, such as parathyroid adenomas and recurrent cancer.
Most recently, MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgical) procedures, such as VATS, have proven to be effective in the localization of small occult tumors in the lung. This procedure allows for surgeons to stage cancer much earlier than the "wait-and-see" approach.
Dynasil Products manufactures a diverse family of intra-operative probes, designed specifically for each of these procedures.