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Bernard Siczek, Menachem Assa, Michael A DePourbaix: Motorized mammographic biopsy apparatus. Fischer Imaging Corporation, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, May 16, 1995: US05415169 (308 worldwide citation)

A motorized biopsy needle positioner employed in a mammographic needle biopsy system receives coordinate information representative of an identified point of interest within a patient's captive breast under examination and automatically positions a biopsy needle in accordance with that coordinate in ...


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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 3, 2002: US06488636 (282 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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Michael E Miller, Joseph L Mark, Charles Butcher, John P Hancock: Biopsy apparatus. Suros Surgical Systems, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, July 6, 2004: US06758824 (280 worldwide citation)

A tissue cutting device is provided that includes an outer cannula defining an outer lumen and a tissue-receiving opening adjacent a distal end of the outer cannula in communication with the outer lumen. An inner cannula is slidably disposed within the outer lumen and defines an inner lumen from an ...


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David Farascioni, George M Chelednik, Christopher F Klecher, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, November 7, 2000: US06142955 (278 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy apparatus is provided which includes a housing; a first elongated tubular member removably mounted in the housing and defining a fluid passageway therein, the first elongated tubular member including: a tapered closed distal end portion adapted to penetrate tissue; a laterally disp ...


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Michael E Miller, Joseph L Mark, John P Hancock, Charles Butcher: Biopsy apparatus. Suros Surgical Systems, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, October 28, 2003: US06638235 (274 worldwide citation)

A disposable tissue removal device comprises a “tube within a tube” cutting element mounted to a handpiece. The inner cannula of the cutting element defines an inner lumen and terminates in an inwardly beveled, razor-sharp cutting edge. The inner cannula is driven by both a rotary motor and a recipr ...


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Harold G Leigh, David L O Dell, Hugh A Bourassa: Disposable soft tissue biopsy apparatus. Medical Device Technologies, Paul M Denk, August 6, 1991: US05036860 (260 worldwide citation)

Soft tissue biopsy apparatus (10) for obtaining a tissue specimen. An elongate housing (12) has an opening (20) at one end (14). A hollow cannula (26) is positioned within the housing, is reciprocally movable therewithin, and one end (28) of the needle extends through the opening for insertion into ...


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David Farascioni: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, February 1, 2000: US06019733 (178 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The support tube has a lateral opening adjacent the t ...


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Vincent H DeCaprio: Localizing biopsy apparatus. Lilling & Greenspan, July 28, 1987: US04682606 (175 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for localizing and excising masses which are not palpable in human tissue. A surgical needle is inserted into a located mass and encircled by a cork screw device which is twisted around the mass until the tip of the worm is just beyond the furthest side of the mass from the op ...


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Graham W Bryan, Paul A Matula: Biopsy apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, April 18, 2000: US06050955 (170 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the biopsy of tissue specimens and, more particularly, a single insertion multiple sample percutaneous biopsy apparatus and method are provided. A tip at a distal end of a vacuum support tube is introduced into a tissue mass. The vacuum support tube is retracted exposing ...


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Bernard Siczek, Menachem Assa, Michael A DePourbaix: Motorized mammographic biopsy apparatus. Fischer Imaging Corporation, Holme Roberts & Owen, April 7, 1998: US05735264 (148 worldwide citation)

A motorized biopsy needle positioner employed in a mammographic needle biopsy system receives coordinate information representative of an identified point of interest within a patient's captive breast under examination and automatically positions a biopsy needle in accordance with that coordinate in ...