Patent Number: 7,826,883

Title: Localization mechanism for an MRI compatible biopsy device

Abstract: A localization mechanism, or fixture, is used in conjunction with a breast coil for breast compression and for guiding a core biopsy instrument during prone stereotactic biopsy procedures in both open and closed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. The localization fixture includes a fiducial marker and three-dimensional Cartesian positionable guide for supporting and orienting an MRI-compatible biopsy instrument with detachable probe/thumb wheel probe to the biopsy site of suspicious tissues or lesions.

Inventors: Hibner; John A. (Mason, OH), McCollister; Gary Todd (Blanchester, OH), Beck; David Denis (Cincinnati, OH), Little; David Scott (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 6/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00