No one likes to see post-menopausal bleeding. But maybe now, doctors and patients will dread it a little less, with the announcement from Cook Medical about their new product, the Goldstein SonoBiopsy Catheter:
The Goldstein SonoBiopsy Catheter allows physicians to fill the uterus with saline solution, enabling better echo-resonance of the uterine cavity during an ultrasound. The catheter’s unique acorn-shaped stopper keeps the fluid inside the uterus and prevents it from draining, allowing superior uterine imaging during the procedure. If the physician determines that an endometrial biopsy is required, the Goldstein SonoBiopsy Catheter also allows the physician to simply apply suction to the catheter to aspirate an appropriate tissue sample for evaluation. The diagnostic procedure is completed during one patient visit.
We were perplexed to learn Cook Medical’s Goldstein intrauterine catheter team is not headed up by someone named Goldstein, but in fact, someone named Cox (some web sleuthing leads us to believe the eponymous Goldstein is still safely ensconced in academia, at nearby NYU).
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