Devicor Medical Products out of Cincinnati, Ohio is releasing its Mammotome elite Biopsy System for ultrasound-guided biopsies of breasts and axillary lymph nodes. The device features 360-degree needle rotation, allowing the physician to point the aperture at the exact angle required, as well as a removable cannula and a grip that allows for a choice of three different hand positions.
The device received FDA clearance last month and is already CE marked in Europe.
The Mammotome® elite system includes a reusable holster, a charging base and a single-patient-use disposable 13-gauge probe with a bladed insertion tip. This tip is designed to move easily through tissue while allowing physicians to maintain control of the needle even in problematic dense breast tissue. The new lightweight ergonomic design of elite provides superior control for precise needle placement and easy insertion.
Says William R. Poller, M.D., FACR, Director of Breast Imaging at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA, “What makes the Mammotome® elite device unique is its ability to provide the tissue quality of a full VAB device, with the convenience of a disposable core needle. The simplicity of elite’s design allows me to maintain my focus on the biopsy site and the single insertion device reduces procedure time, easing patient anxiety. This is a game-changing diagnostic tool.”
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