Patent Number: 7,715,523

Title: System and apparatus for rapid stereotactic breast biopsy analysis

Abstract: A stereotactic breast biopsy apparatus and system that may comprise an x-ray source, a digital imaging receptor, and a biopsy specimen cassette, wherein the x-ray source is provided with a means for displacing the beam axis of the x-ray source from a working biopsy corridor beam axis to permit an unobstructed illumination of the biopsy specimen and thereby produce biopsy x-ray images directly in the procedure room for immediate analysis. Some examples of the benefits may be, but are not limited to, a more rapid analysis of biopsy specimen digital images, post-processing image capability, and decreased procedure time and diminution of patient bleeding complications and needle discomfort.

Inventors: Lafferty; Peter R. (New Albany, OH)

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International Classification: A61B 6/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018