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MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy Device

Wed, 07/12/2006 - 10:48am

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The Mammotome™ MR is an MRI-guided breast biopsy device designed to help doctors accurately diagnose women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have lesions that cannot be accurately detected with mammography or ultrasound. A procedure with the Mammotome MR involves the single insertion of a needle equipped with a vacuum device into a tiny ¼-inch incision. Under MRI guidance, the device gently vacuums, cuts and partially or completely removes suspicious breast tissue for evaluation. The system has a unique hands-free holster with feedback display for procedural focus, and the device’s targeting sleeve physicians to visualize the sampling area/aperture in MR.


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