Stereotaxic instrument for needle biopsy of the mamma.

  title={Stereotaxic instrument for needle biopsy of the mamma.},
  author={J Bolmgren and Burton Jacobson and B E Nordenstr{\"o}m},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={129 1},
A stereotaxic instrument is described which facilitates percutaneous needle biopsy of the breast for microscopic diagnosis. The instrument consists of an x-ray tube mounted on a hinged arm, pivoting stand, patient table, compression device with film holder and scale system, coordinate-controlled puncture device with separate stand, biopsy instrument, and calculator. The sampling site can be located at a precision within +/- 1 mm. The instrument can also be used for positioning of metal and dye… CONTINUE READING