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In Brief: U.S. Surgical

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

U.S. Surgical: Receives 510(k) clearance for its Abbi system for minimally invasive breast biopsies. The firm claims the device can "minimize the amount of pain, disfigurement and scarring associated with open breast biopsy," cut procedure time and allow the use of local anesthesia in place of general anesthesia. The device consists of a stereotactic table made by ThermoTrex' Lorad unit and USSC's biopsy instrument ("The Gray Sheet" Feb. 5, p. 17)...

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