Mammotome

Mammotome

A proprietary 11-gauge, vacuum-assisted, single-pass breast biopsy device.

Mammotome

(mam'o-tom)
A minimally invasive vacuum core biopsy instrument used to collect breast tissue for pathological analysis. It consists of a probe with an opening in the tip that connects to a vacuum source, a thumbwheel that controls the direction of the opening, a hollow, high-speed rotating cutter, and a tissue collection chamber. See: percutaneous breast biopsy

Mammotome

A method for removing breast biopsies using suction to draw tissue into an opening in the side of a cylinder inserted into the breast tissue. A rotating knife then cuts tissue samples from the rest of the breast; also known as a vacuum-assisted biopsy
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The addition of Devicor's market leading breast biopsy products, especially Mammotome, allows us to further integrate that workflow from the source, starting with the patient and the biopsy sample," said Matthias Weber, M.
Devicor and Mammotome are registered trademarks of Devicor, Inc.
8220;We are excited to partner with The Balancing Act and the Lifetime network to educate women on what to expect if they or a loved one ever need a breast biopsy,” said Tom Daulton, CEO of Mammotome and Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
Since then, mammotome vacuum-assisted biopsy systems have evolved to obtain multiple cores in a piecemeal fashion from a constant target within the breast while the needle remains in the patient, allowing extensive biopsy specimens to reduce sampling error.
For mammotome core biopsies performed for calcifications, a minimum of 3 levels are recommended, but many laboratories, (2,3) including our own, routinely examine these biopsy specimens in greater detail (4 to 6 levels) to maximize the chances of achieving a complete diagnosis in as short a time as possible.
Mammotome EX vacuum-assisted biopsy system using the handheld 11 g probe, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
She has gone on to further pioneer in the field of general surgery, two new surgical technologies for Singapore, the mammotome minimally invasive breast biopsy and most recently, the Da Vinci robotic general surgery program for Singapore.
The new mammotome machine helps doctors discover if breast abnormalities are cancerous, by performing a biopsy, which can give a 98pc accurate diagnosis.
YSBYTY Gwynedd in Bangor has become the first hospital in Wales to have a Mammotome breast biopsy system thanks to fund-raising events.
Physicians with experience doing ultrasound-guided procedures in patients and certainly ultrasound-guided Mammotome, a breast biopsy system, won't encounter much of a learning curve in mastering the technique, Dr.
Physicians with experience doing ultrasound-guided procedures and certainly ultrasound-guided Mammotome, a breast biopsy system, won't encounter much of a learning curve in mastering the technique, he said.