Aurora debuts MRI-guided breast biopsy technology

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Aurora Imaging Technology of North Andover, Mass., introduced a new computer automated and fully integrated MRI-guided breast biopsy system, AuroraBiopsy, at the 2007 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

The AuroraBiopsy technology was designed specifically with a woman’s anatomy in mind, according to the company. The patient table provides physicians with a large access area to the breasts for both medial and lateral approaches and allows accurate targeting and needle placement, coordinated with a integrated scan console and image acquisition software.

Unlike the more commonly used manual methods which allow for human error, with the AuroraBiopsy, physicians no longer need to perform manual calculations and then count grid squares to determine needle placement, the company said.
The technology platform also features the capability to target multiple lesions in the same breast or both breasts in a single procedure.  The system features breast stabilization paddles for wide access to sample all breasts sizes—small or large—and are inclusive to the Aurora System’s integrated package.  The AuroraBiopsy system also includes a needle guidance procedure which accommodates all current core biopsy or vacuum-assisted biopsy devices on the market.