Over the past several years, wireless systems have come onto the market. These use magnetic seeds, RFID chips or radar reflectors to guide the surgeon to the region of interest. Unfortunately, these devices are typically placed several days before surgery therefore forcing the patient to come to the hospital on two separate days. Localization wires and WireFix are placed the day of surgery saving the patient’s time. Placing a wireless device is also expensive, costing several thousand dollars which is passed on to the patient and patient’s insurance. Combined, a localization wire and WireFix are less than $30.
WireFix is only available in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands