Facts About The Devices

Since 1995, more than 10 million women worldwide have had a successful procedure using a Mammotome Breast Biopsy System1.
  • 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.
1. Based on internal sales data
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45596/