Patent Number: 6,254,614

Title: Device and method for improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Abstract: A device, in several configurations, which fixes a breast in distended, stable position using negative pressure, and minimizes or halts lymphatic flow from the breast. The invention allows for improvement in imaging and intervention in diagnosis and treatment of early stage human breast cancer. An image-guided system which allows accurate and bloodless access to breast tissue; guided by MRI or CT; using a unique saw and cautery device; in linear and rotary configurations to remove small or large lesions from the breast.

Inventors: Jesseph; Jerry M. (Bloomington, IN)


International Classification: A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61B 17/34 (20060101); A61B 6/04 (20060101); A61B 10/00 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61N 5/10 (20060101); A61B 010/00 (); A61H 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018