Biopsys launches breast sampling device:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Biopsys (US) also launched a stereotactic breast sampling system, Mammotome. Suitable for use with either the Fischer or Lorad prone tables, the Mammotome consists of a rotatable 14 gauge needle with an integral borer. A vacuum lumen sucks surrounding tissue into the needle allowing the radiologist to sample from a 4 mm field around the needle's 16 mm long aperture. Local anaesthetic can be delivered down the needle during the procedure. The Mammotome costs $5,000 and needles $135, says Biosyps' Kevin Verble.