|Project Date||Proposal||Status / Final Outcome|
Stereotactic Large Core Needle Breast Biopsy
Device consists of treatment table, stereotactic mammography and needle "gun;" enables core biopsies to be taken from deep breast tissue instead of the convention method of wire-guided open surgical biopsy.
CTAAB found this technique to be as reliable as open surgical biopsy, but is less disfiguring, time consuming and costly. CTAAB recommended a limit of no more than two of these devices in the region, until more is known about how they will be used.