Mammotome

Mammotome

A proprietary 11-gauge, vacuum-assisted, single-pass breast biopsy device.
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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
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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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These include vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy (handheld Mammotome probe; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH, USA) and intact BLES (Intact Medical Corp., Framingham, MA, USA) procedures.
Usefulness of MRI of microcalcification lesions to determine the indication for stereotactic mammotome biopsy.
Mammotome biopsy in diagnosing and treatment of intraductal papilloma of the breast.
Mammotome biopsy, fluoroscopy, guide-wire biopsy and radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) are the standard techniques applied for surgical excision of non-palpable breast lesions.
In a recent study, an Au@SiO2 SHINERS technique was utilized in frozen sections of surgical resection or Mammotome biopsy.
Moon, "3-D Snake for US in Margin Evaluation for Malignant Breast Tumor Excision Using Mammotome," in Proceedings of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol.
(85-90) Complete excision of CSLs by mammotome may be followed by serial imaging studies when care is taken regarding pathologic and radiologic correlation.
used Mammotome biopsies of the ducts beneath the NAC to detect occult NAC involvement in breast cancer patients before surgery.[sup][30] In that study, 7 of 36 breasts had a positive Mammotome biopsy, which was 100% correlated with histopathology of the mastectomy specimen.
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.D., president of Nussloch, Germany-based Leica Biosystems.
These include tru-cut needle and its later core needle version vaccumassisted biopsy (VAB) devices such as mammotome; image guided advance breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI) and minimally invasive breast biopsy.
Its products include the Mammotome Breast Biopsy System, tissue markers and related products, which, to date, have enabled more than four m women to have a minimally invasive breast biopsy.