Hologic out of Bedford, Massachusetts just received the European CE Mark for the Celero vacuum-assisted, spring loaded core biopsy device that promises easier and more accurate biopsies with less discomfort for the patient.
With the option of firing inside or outside the breast, the Celero device is designed to access hard-to-reach lesions in the axilla, near the chest wall, near implants or behind the nipple. The lightweight design of the handheld Celero device and its highly echogenic needle provides smooth penetration to lesions while reducing deflection and offers a visible aperture location for target verification under ultrasound imaging prior to tissue acquisition. The Celero device is designed to securely hold the tissue sample in place while acquiring large cores. Research shows that with the Celero device, only two to three samples are needed for a diagnosis In addition, the Celero device requires only two to three insertions to gain the same results, as opposed to more needle insertions for other spring loaded core biopsies.