Siemens has released its stereotactic breast biopsy add-on for the company’s Mammomat Inspiration mammography machine.
The digital system with basic functions for screening has been on the market since the end of 2007. Since then, it has been installed in countless hospitals and private practices worldwide. The new device with its supplemental biopsy function recently went into operation in Copenhagen and Dortmund. Using the new system, all workflows are performed faster and easier than ever before.
The biopsy unit is easy to install; it simply slides on the full field detector of the mammography platform. Using the same detector ensures that the radiographic image quality remains high. The mammography system detects the biopsy unit and automatically switches all hardware an software functions to biopsy mode. A preconfigured examination workflow and a well-defined user interface intuitively guide clinical personnel through the intervention.
The system enables vertical or lateral needle access to lesions. Another advantage is that only one space-saving, ergonomic workstation is required for all applications of the mammography platform.
With Mammomat Inspiration, screening, clarifying diagnostics, biopsy, and tomosynthesis (in the future) are all based on a unified digital platform for the first time. A hospital or private practice can purchase a screening device as needed, and enhance this basic system with the biopsy unit and, eventually, with 3D tomosynthesis currently in development.
Press release: Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Made Easy with Mammomat Inspiration`.
Flashback: MAMMOMAT Inspiration from Siemens