The D3 Gamma Probe, the new-generation scintigraphic probe, is an innovation over current technology because it enables faster orientation towards the biggest hotspot (sentinel lymph node or tumour). The D3 Gamma Probe opens the way for a new class of dedicated scintigraphic probes through its three angled detectors, compared with the single detector of its competitors. This enables faster lesion detection and drastically reduced excision times. The estimated lymph node detection time for the D3 Gamma Probe is 2-3 minutes (against the estimated 12-15 minutes for its competitors) thanks to its directional probe function, which enables the probes to be oriented towards the lesion and offers an overall visual field of more than 180° (against the 60-90° typical of other probes). Its ease of use does not require any changes to intraoperative practice and makes it easy to master.
The D3 Gamma probe is the first scintigraphic probe in the world to use 3 detectors to enable inspection of a larger tissue section (total visual field greater than 180°).
GREATER SPATIAL RESOLUTION
The spatial resolution of the central sensor is less than 8 mm, against the 14-20 mm of other commercially available probes.
GREATER LESION DETECTION TIME
The presence of 3 detectors and the consequent large visual field means less time is needed to locate the lymph node. The lesion identification time is estimated as just a third of that needed by the available scintigraphic probes.
The 8 mm spatial resolution compared with the 14-20 mm of other commercially available probes enables far greater accuracy in identifying the sentinel lymph node or tumour.
A more precise instrument with a greater visual field leads to a significant reduction in the risk of dissemination induced by the procedure.
Reduced operating costs consequent to the reduction in complications and reduced intraoperative time.
The probe’s cost is comparable to that of the scintigraphic probes currently on the market, despite its considerably superior technical specifications.
Sentinel lymph node