What happens during ROLL?
Mammography or ultrasound is used to identify the abnormal area. A radiologist will clean and numb the skin. A fine needle is introduced into the breast to locate the area to be removed and the correct position will be confirmed by another mammogram or ultrasound scan.
A tiny amount of radioactive isotope is then injected into the breast where the abnormal area has been located and the needle is removed. A small dressing is placed on the injection site. The patient returns to the ward prior to theatre. The whole process takes a few minutes. After the area of concern is found, it will be removed from the breast. This procedure can be combined with a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, if needed.