- Breast biopsies using a Mammotome breast biopsy device are performed in an outpatient setting or doctor’s office under local anesthesia.
- Patients can return to normal daily activity immediately following a breast biopsy using a Mammotome breast biopsy device.
- Mammotome breast biopsy devices can be used to biopsy breast abnormalities in x-ray, ultrasound and MRI imaging modalities.
- Tissue samples collected using a Mammotome vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device are as reliable as open surgical biopsies and more accurate than core needle biopsies in the diagnosis of conditions associated with early breast cancer 2.
- Mammotome breast biopsy devices are suitable for sampling breast abnormalities including microcalcifications, spiculated masses, asymmetric densities, multifocal disease and diffuse tissue.
- In 2003, Mammotome breast biopsy devices also received clearance for fibroadenomas (non-cancerous breast lumps). Millions of women can now receive care in a doctor’s office with a Mammotome breast biopsy device rather than having the lump removed by invasive surgery in an operating room.