IORT Photos The tumour is removed through a small scar in the breast. A specimen radiograph (x-ray) is taken to check the margins of the tumour resection. The size of the cavity is measured. A purse string suture is placed around the cavity. The selected probe is placed onto the x-ray source. The probe is fitted to the source. The probe is moved towards the breast. The probe is placed into the breast cavity. The purse strings are tightened around the probe. The depth of the probe is checked. Lead shields are placed around the probe. The Intrabeam device is secured in the breast. The final preparations are made. The lead glass screens are placed. The team watch from behind the screens. The typical amount of scarring after six weeks.