What is HydroMARK made of?

HydroMark is the only breast marker made of 90 percent water which encapsulates a metal clip. Sonographically visible for an extended period of time, the polymer allows every needle localization to be performed under ultrasound, thus avoiding the painful compression of mammography.

What is HydroMARK?

HydroMARK breast markers are titanium clips embedded in a patented hydrogel carrier. Once implanted in tissue the hydrogel carrier begins to absorb fluid and swells to 200% of its original size in 24 hours.

What is a Mammotome biopsy of the breast?

A Mammotome device is a vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAC) device that uses image guidance such as x-ray, ultrasound and/or MRI to perform breast biopsies. A biopsy using a Mammotome device can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic.

What is a breast tissue marker?

A tissue marker is a very small object that is inserted into the breast either at the time of a biopsy, or to mark a previously diagnosed abnormality. There are a number of different types of markers available and the radiologist uses the marker clip most suitable for your particular requirements.

Who makes Mammotomes?

A proud operating company of Danaher Corporation since 2014, Mammotome is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Mammotome brand is sold in over 45 different countries throughout the world. To date, more than 10 million women worldwide have had a procedure using a minimally invasive Mammotome breast biopsy system.

Can breast markers cause pain?

Adverse reaction to metallic marking device, including titanium, is an unlikely scenario following minor breast interventions, namely clip placements. This may become a potential cause of pain and discomfort with regard to the affected breast.

Can a breast biopsy marker move?

The marker has been tested and proven to be safe and effective. It has been used in biopsy procedures for over a decade. The marker is designed so that once placed in the breast, it is unlikely to move.

Are breast biopsy markers safe?

Conclusion: Placement of breast biopsy markers is safe with minimal associated risks. Issues related to device malfunction, durability, reliability, safety, or performance were not reported.

Is Mammotome biopsy painful?

There are two main types of breast biopsies: needle biopsies and surgical biopsies. You may feel discomfort during the procedure, which can last about 15 to 20 minutes, but it’s minimal. Tenderness, bruising and tingling are normal side effects and are considered harmless.

How does a mammotome work?

Mammotome Breast Biopsy Devices Digital imaging enables a physician to guide the Mammotome probe into the breast to gently collect tissue samples through one small ¼-inch incision. With a Mammotome biopsy device, a breast biopsy can be performed in an outpatient setting or a doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

Do breast markers hurt?

You may also feel mild pain in the first two the three months following your biopsy. “You can have discomfort in the breast or you can have burning in the breast if it’s kind of pushing on a nerve,” Dr. Dominici says.

Do breast markers cause pain?

What kind of biopsy markers do Mammotome use?

Mammotome offers non-nickel breast biopsy marker options. Breast marking technologies designed to meet your patients’ individual needs. Mammotome’s portfolio includes: Would you like more about Mammotome breast biopsy markers?

Can you bundle a Mammotome with a biopsy?

Yes, we do offer bundles with our core needle and breast biopsy markers. Please fill out the Contact Us Form or ask your local Mammotome Breast Care Specialist for more information. Is it possible to bundle a Mammotome elite biopsy device with a Mammotome marker?

What are the characteristics of breast tissue markers?

Tissue markers are categorized by their intrinsic composition, shape, material associated with the radiopaque portion of the clip, and their compatibility with biopsy devices. Desired features include long-term visibility on ultrasound, reliable visibility on MRI, easy deployment and resistance to displacement.

Is the hydromark stainless steel marker made of nickel?

The HydroMARK stainless steel marker products contain a percentage of nickel. The HydroMARK titanium products contain no nickel. What is the duration of HydroMARK’s enhanced long-term visibility? 1.